for mercy's sake

for mercy's sake

A mild oath of surprise, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. For mercy's sake! I haven't seen you in years! Would you let me finish my story, for mercy's sake? Oh for mercy's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: sake
References in classic literature ?
Aunt, dear aunt, for mercy's sake, think of this, before you let them drag this sick child to a prison, which in any case must be the grave of all his chances of amendment.
Oh, for mercy's sake,' interrupted the mistress, stamping her foot, 'for mercy's sake, let us hear no more of it now
Mademoiselle Hennequin, for mercy's sake, be as frank and simple as I know your nature prompts--DO you, CAN you love me?
Come, take these two wicked girls, they are tender morsels for you, fat as young quails; for mercy's sake eat them
David does it, for instance, and he and I know the likeliest place for leaving them in, and we shall tell you if you like, but for mercy's sake don't ask us before Porthos, for were he to find out the place he would take every one of them.
If you had asked my advice in the matter--which you didn't do, Marilla--I'd have said for mercy's sake not to think of such a thing, that's what.
For mercy's sake, sir, tell us, what does her letter say?
For mercy's sake, then, what would you call Robespierre?
Oh, for mercy's sake, tell uncle that I never loved him half so dear as now.
for mercy's sake," cried the prince, pressing his icy hands upon his clammy brow, "do not play with me
For mercy's sake give up this mad idea and retire whilst you can.
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One of the frequently used entreaties went like this: "Madame, miss, for mercy's sake, please do something good.
For mercy's sake, Taylor's Watford will lose to Bolton on Monday week - a Bolton who might have a better chance of staying up this time - to save themselves a lot of embarrassment next season.