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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.
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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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God Help the Child echoes the linking of theme and structure in earlier Morrison novels such as Jazz and Beloved, in which narrative shifts evoke the haunting presences of past bodies and histories in black American experience.
It might, God help us, spark a few young men and young women into pondering a life as a priest or nun or brother or deacon or monk or abbess.
God help his wife, mother, girlfriend or boyfriend.
God help her when they do, she'll probably need to be hospitalised and Cruise will have to be charged with aggravated assault - of the mouth.
God help us when Big Brother returns, it will be like watching another meaningless remake of Star Wars.
If that's what they call respect, then God help them.
God help us if they take ``prawn cocktail'' as well.
Defender Junior Baiano and veteran midfielder Zinho were also scrapping with the welcome committee so God help them if they do go down.
God help us if Sellafield - a ticking time bomb - is targeted.
And God help the coaches who yelled at or berated the kids on their team, said league director Mark Hovater.
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.
REGARDING all the comments about two-minute silences for London bomb victims (don't get me wrong, I do sympathise), God help us if we had silences for every death in Africa.
but God help me, I came away from ``Thoth'' with the impression that the guy is a genuine visionary.
IF US tycoon Brooks Mitchell is anything to go by, then God help America.