for goodness' sake

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for goodness' sake

A mild oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. Would you let me finish my story, for goodness' sake? Oh for goodness' sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it! For goodness' sake! I haven't seen you in years!
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I might break my neck By falling hard upon the 'deck' So I see the snow through different eyes Now that I'm older and perhaps more wise And I hope in the morning when I awake There's no more snow for goodness sake
Seabiscuit pulled America out of the Great Depression, for goodness sake