for Christ's sake

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for Christ's sake

(rude) also for Christ sakes
I am surprised or annoyed by this for God's sake For Christ's sake, Julie, what are you doing here? This dress makes me look like a little old lady, for Christ's sake. It's two in the morning, for Christ sakes! Why are you calling me now?
Usage notes: used for emphasis
Related vocabulary: for crying out loud
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of for Christ's sake ( in the name of or for Christ)
See also: sake
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I mean for Christ sakes, Pino, they grew up on my food.
Newsweek gave us two pages on the JonBenet case, nine pages on the Kennedys -- including a family tree, for Christ sakes -- but only one page on Bill Archer's efforts to reduce capital-gains taxes and basically eliminate the corporate alternative-minimum tax.