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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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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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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.
'If anybody attacks Bobby, God help them,' said Mrs Atkins.
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.
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And that is the problem: it is a cruel joke imposed on the people of the Lauriston Park and Cwrt-yr Ala by the builders, cruel because of the noise (God help you if you have a night job), the dust (God help you if you are an asthmatic) or speeding dumper trucks (God help you if your child was hit by one of them).
God help us when Big Brother returns, it will be like watching another meaningless remake of Star Wars.
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