God/Heaven help somebody

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God help (one)

A phrase used to acknowledge that one is in or could potentially be in trouble. If I have to go down that basement, which is full of spiders, Gold help me. Well, God help you if mom finds out that you're the one who broke her vase.
See also: god, help

heaven help (one)

A phrase used to acknowledge that one is in or could potentially be in trouble. If I have to go down the basement, which is full of spiders, heaven help me. Well, heaven help you if Mom finds out that you're the one who broke her vase. Heaven help us if she becomes our boss.
See also: heaven, help

God/Heaven ˈhelp somebody

(spoken) used to say that you are afraid somebody will be in danger or that something bad will happen to them: God help us if this doesn’t work.(Some people find this use offensive.)
See also: god, heaven, help, somebody
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Knight responded, "If stylish design has become the mainstream for painting in the 1980s, then God help us.
If this shows the calibre of our politicians then God help us.
If they are the future or Britain, then all I can say is God help us.
And if the North West is not in recession, God help us when it comes .
God help us if he becomes Prime Minister, he'll carry on as if nothing has happened
You look into the eyes of the children crying from the pain of not having eaten, and if that does not make us stop and think about those poor children and what they are suffering, then God help us.
God help us if these get into politics, with their blinkered views.
If they see this as a way to gain national attention, then God help us.
God help us when the person who prays hardest wins, particularly in boxing, the most brutal and corrupt game on God's green earth, but prayer is no more appropriate in the more main-stream American sports.
The current $1,000 per person per election federal donation limit takes a Ross Perot out of the real debate unless he is willing to run for high office personally (and God help us then).
If people cannot answer the pleas of a bewildered little boy when his grandad has had a heart attack in the street, God help us.
In response to the letter you carried that the fields were surrounded by a neighbourhood of drinking, drug using, littering and stone-throwing yobs, if this is how some in the (neighbouring) school view us, then God help us all.
God help us if what is happening in other areas starts in Newcastle.
God help us if we ever land a major event like the World Cup or the Olympics, the world will arrive on our doorstep and it will be laughing at our creaking system chuff-chuffing them round amid clouds of diesel fumes.
God help us if these champagnes in the neck go into politics.