What does the yiddish oy gavolt mean?

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The straight literal translation is "Oh help!" . But just as so many other words

and phrases do that begin in another language, these arrive in English with

empty hands, bereft of their impact. A short book could be written about

each of these words, and together, they mean worlds more than "Oh help".

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