God forbid!

God forbid

A phrase invoking God's protection to keep something from happening. Sometimes used sarcastically or hyperbolically. God forbid I get another ticket on my parents' car. I'll be grounded for a month! God forbid that an R-rated film should have anything offensive in it!
See also: forbid, god

God forbid!

 and Heaven forbid!
a phrase expressing the desire that God would forbid the situation that the speaker has just mentioned from ever happening. Tom: It looks like taxes are going up again. Bob: God forbid! Bob: Bill was in a car wreck. I hope he wasn't hurt! Sue: God forbid!
See also: god
References in classic literature ?
"God forbid! Your account of it certainly does not suggest comfort.
If (which God forbid!) good Mistress Germaine or yourself were to fall down dead in another moment, I, doctor as I am, could no more explain what first principle of life and movement had been suddenly extinguished in you than the dog there sleeping on the hearth-rug.
It is certainly not your eminence's word I place in doubt, God forbid!"
"Theresa May hasn't got to strip off to be a successful women - God forbid!"TV's Piers Morgan, criticising celebrities who strip off allegedly in the cause of feminism.
Theresa May hasn't got to strip off to be a successful women - God forbid!" - TV's Piers Morgan, criticising celebrities who strip off allegedly in the cause of feminism.
"God forbid! Here are people who believe in God; I think this information is not correct," the Speaker said.
Could it be that the same God will send Tony Blair and his troops on such a divine mission to Tehran - God forbid!
It could he a major turning point in the city's public architecture, making Istanbul a model for the rest of us ...' God forbid!
When I look at the dancers on your pages, I immediately think, "Are they doing a cover story on starving war orphans in Somalia?" I think that dancers who have healthy bodies or (God forbid!) women with hips, would be a way to open your magazine up to a world of normal-looking dancers and a way to make young dancers feel better about themselves.