for Pete's sake


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for Pete's sake

(spoken)
I am annoyed or surprised by this for goodness' sake She has a huge salary and gets a bonus, too - how much money does she need, for Pete's sake?
Usage notes: used for emphasis and often used instead of the more offensive idioms for God's sake and for Christ's sake
Related vocabulary: for crying out loud
See also: sake

for Pete's sake

Also, for pity's sake. See for the sake of, def. 3.
See also: sake
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