For Pete's sake!

for Pete's sake

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

For Pete's sake!

 and For pity's sake!; For the love of Mike!; For goodness sake!; For gosh sake!; For heaven('s) sake!
a mild exclamation of surprise or shock. For Pete's sake! How've ya been? For pity's sake! Ask the man in out of the cold!
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a female police officer spotted a guy speeding and swerving on his moped--not a motorcycle, not even a motorbike, but a moped, for Pete's sake
How could they not ( it was the sound of a collapsing building, for Pete's sake
She has Robert Scheer saying nice things about North Korea, for pete's sake
This, for a film supposedly set in an American school, for Pete's sake
5 The most important thing is to follow our rules on being a safe pen pal, And write back, for Pete's sake