For Pete's sake!

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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!
References in classic literature ?
But release my arm, master, for pity's sake! You have a hand like a pair of pincers."
that knife, give it to me for a minute only, for mercy's, for pity's sake! I will embrace your knees!
A FOR pity's sake! The poor girl must feel like a walking sex experiment.
Ruin dimwit Shelley's life by all means, but KEEP YOUR MOUTH STILL for pity's sake!
He even had a Home Office licence for pity's sake! So he simply carried on.