heavens to Betsy

Heavens to Betsy is a phrase which is commonly used as a mild exclamation of surprise. This phrase originates from 1857 in the US Journal Ballous dollar monthly magazine. It is used somewhat rarely nowadays, and most commonly people who say Heavens to Betsy dont know how long ago it was spoken. Heavens to Betsy is a way of saying something you have seen or heard is very surprising and hard to believe.