for the love of Mike


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for the love of Mike

A mild oath of shock, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger, with "Mike" being a euphemistic substitution for "God." For the love of Mike, I didn't even see that car coming! Would you let me finish my story, for the love of Mike? Oh for the love of Mike, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
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for the love of Mike

used to accompany an exasperated request or to express dismay. British informal
Mike is perhaps used here as a generic name for an Irishman; compare with mickey in take the mickey out of (at mickey).
See also: love, mike, of

For the love of Mike!

verb
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References in classic literature ?
"For the love of Mike," Daughtry pleaded, all of stunned belligerence gone from him in his state of stunned conviction that the dread disease possessed him.
"For the love of Mike," the fat man chuckled, "if you got caught out in a rainstorm without an umbrella you'd sure drown, wouldn't you?"
"Rafa please for the love of Mike do not forsake us." Anne Bachteler ENTERTAINMENT: The countdown towards the opening of Europe's largest travelling funfair The Hoppings has begun!
For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko.
The publication of One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko and For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko has replenished my stock in a more permanent format.
They also mentioned a new book of Royko columns, "For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko," to be published by the University of Chicago Press, publisher of his "One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko."