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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If you're not registered to vote, for heaven's sake do it (Netizens can log on to http://www, democrats.
They can't write decent songs anymore but for heaven's sake leave the old ones alone.
The reader cannot conclude without making reference to Mrs Thatcher - for heaven's sake she shaped better than Blair or Brown and the Nissan workers have their jobs thanks to her enterprise.
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.
The man was a singer/composer for Heaven's sake, not a Second Coming.
For heaven's sake, climb down off your pedestal Mr Stevens.
Just wake up before it is too late for heaven's sake.
Competent and professional she may be, but for heaven's sake, she's just a journalist on a wireless programme.
For heaven's sake let's leave people alone - there are too many restrictions on everybody as it is, some for very good reasons I must add - but leave this issue to people's conscience.
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.
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.
I'm on holiday, for heaven's sake, and there's no one to adjust my wardrobe for me
And speaking of sticking it out, for heaven's sake will someone please tell Kerry to put her tongue away.
But let's not for Heaven's sake blame lack of humanity or rank inefficiency.