for God's sake

(redirected from for goodness sake)
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for God's sake

(rude) also for God's sakes
I am surprised or annoyed by this for Christ's sake For God's sake, Eleanor, what happened to your hair? It's time we started worrying about educating our children, for God's sake. At three-thirty in the morning, for God's sake, my dog decided to have her puppies.
Usage notes: used for emphasis
Related vocabulary: for crying out loud
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of for God's sake (in the name of or for God)
See also: sake

for God's sake

Also, for goodness sake. See for the sake of, def. 3.
See also: sake