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so help me(, God)
I so pledge and vow in God's name. I will do it. I really will, so help me, God!
so help me
Also, so help me God. I swear that what I am saying is true, as in So help me, I haven't enough cash to pay for the tickets, or I wasn't there, so help me God . This idiom became a formula for swearing a formal oath and is still so used in courts of law for swearing in a witness ( I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God ). It was first recorded in 1508 as "So help me, our Lord."
so help me (God)used to emphasize that you mean what you are saying.
This phrase alludes to the oath taken by witnesses in court when they swear to tell ‘the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God’.
so ˈhelp me (ˈGod)used when making a serious promise, threat, etc: I’ll catch the man who did this to my son, so help me God. ♢ I’ll kill him, so help me.
In a court of law a witness swears to ‘tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God’.