Exclamation of shock or surprise, with a sense of understatement, irony or the inevitability of disappointment.
Often used in response to a setback or depressing news, with a hint of resignation in the face of life's hardships.
Colloquial British English. Also common in Australia and New Zealand.
Variation: Cor blimey.
Similar to crickey.
"Blimey! I never expected the Spanish Inquisition!"
"Blimey!", said with a look of sympathy, in response to a friend's outpouring of emotion after some terrible life crisis.
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