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Prepositional phraseEdit

as I live and breathe

  1. Used to express surprise at something one is witnessing.
    • 1992, Kirsten Wolf, Árný Hjaltadóttir, Western Icelandic short stories (page 138)
      'Well, well, as I live and breathe, it's Svend! My, what a great and dangerously huge fellow you have become!'