for Pete's sake


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for Pete's sake

A mild oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. Would you let me finish my story, for Pete's sake? Oh for Pete's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it! For Pete's sake! I haven't seen you in years!
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for Pete's sake

Also, for pity's sake. See for the sake of, def. 3.
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for ˌPete’s ˈsake

(British English) used to emphasize that it is important to do something, or when you are annoyed or impatient about something: For Pete’s sake, what are you doing in that bathroom? You’ve been in there for nearly an hour.
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Normal folk could not expect to comprehend the poetry, to follow the complicated politics and history, to grasp the subtle complexities of the relationships and motivations, to know what the heck iambic pentameter is, for Pete's sake.
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