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!
See also: sake
References in classic literature ?
"Don't let her begin over again, for goodness sake!" cried Aunt Em.
Claire Jones FOR goodness sake! Why do we boo everyone before they have even been given a chance?
FOR goodness sake! Wayne Rooney is just one very young footballer.
He's just completed a European tour, for goodness sake! Still, you might want to check it out if you still love bad tailoring.