Jiminy Christmas

Jiminy Christmas is the phrase used when you want to curse but do it in a more polite way. Saying jiminy Christmas is a much older phrase, most commonly used in the 1940s and 1950s in place of more severe curse words which are often not allowed by children and not perceived as being acceptable in public situations. While jiminy Christmas may not be said as often, it is still sometimes used in place of a curse word.