for heaven's sake


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for heaven's sake

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

used to emphasize that it is important to do something; used to show that you are annoyed about something: For God’s sake try and control yourself!Do be careful, for goodness’ sake.Oh, for heaven’s sake!(Some people find the use of God here offensive.)
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For heaven's sake, they're Irish - we're never on time.
For heaven's sake, Cardiff and Wales should sign him up straight away and clear away any doubt about his future.
Competent and professional she may be, but for heaven's sake, she's just a journalist on a wireless programme.
He wasn't likely to escape and his crime was burglary, not murder for heaven's sake.
Politicians constantly on the make And our justice system is a joke for heaven's sake.
It was the latest in what seems to be the trend for premeditated and choreographed goal celebrations, we have now reached a point where a small group of players even choose to mark a goal with a promotion of commercial interests for heaven's sake.
I'm on holiday, for heaven's sake, and there's no one to adjust my wardrobe for me
For heaven's sake, climb down off your pedestal Mr Stevens.
But let's not for Heaven's sake blame lack of humanity or rank inefficiency.
Where's the common sense for heaven's sake, and when is the RSPCA going to show its true colours in this argument?
We were playing Sunderland, for heaven's sake, not Real Madrid.
OH, FOR Heaven's sake, Chris Shaw (Letters, August 13), the use of "Soccer season starts in style" has nothing to do with David Beckham now playing in America; it's merely because it alliterates.
The wet ground makes planting out the last of the leeks and a successional sowing of summer cabbages and all year round cauliflowers a bit easier than last year, but for Heaven's sake make sure you spread the load by standing on a plank to avoid damaging the soil structure when absolutely wet.
She's one of the main things that makes the rest of us grumpy, for heaven's sake.
He's a football manager, for heaven's sake, not the Pope.