heaven help (one)

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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
References in classic literature ?
May heaven help thee as thy good intention deserves.
Heaven help ye, good Master Robin, to answer a poor widow's prayers
Heaven help me, but I seem to be surrounded by people who prevent me doing what I wish.
You abandon Vienna, give up its defense- as much as to say: 'Heaven is with us, but heaven help you and your capital
Now Heaven help this silly fellow,' murmured the perplexed locksmith; 'can he know this gentleman?
If you are free to act upon conscience you will, I believe, do what you conceive to be best; if you are not--well, Heaven help us all
If on the other hand you choose to persist in spunging upon one man, heaven help me, but Jove shall reckon with you in full, and when you fall in my father's house there shall be no man to avenge you.
And Heaven help any one whom I do marry, for I shall certainly run away from him before you can say 'Jack Robinson.
Heaven help our poor old Hepzibah, and forgive us for taking a ludicrous view of her position
We know that when the young, the beautiful, and good, are visited with sickness, their pure spirits insensibly turn towards their bright home of lasting rest; we know, Heaven help us
But if you do need to be; if you do truly feel at heart that you have indeed been towards me what you have called yourself to-night, and that there is nothing for us in this life but separation; then Heaven help you, and Heaven bless you
If they are stressed out now, heaven help them when they go to work.
During a presentation on the charity's work, the royals heard a song called Heaven Help Me by Basia Bozzao, 20, from South East London.
The car is king today and heaven help anyone who gets in the way.
If the NHS is a guidance of SNP competence, then heaven help us.