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
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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
Heaven help us if the likes of Jeremy Corbyn and his cohorts get to power - we will be stripped of any means to defend ourselves.
The likes of the UN or any European leaders have not faced up to despots like Kim Jong Un in a long time, and heaven help us if the likes of Jeremy Corbyn and his cohorts get to power.
I take a very long view of history, I see that some point in the next millennium we may have an SNP government, heaven help us.
Well, if this is the kind of thing that happens in the UK, where the borders of a man''s dwelling is, supposedly, his castle, then heaven help us all.
09), if this is a sample of how Middlesbrough Council preserve samples of the town's treasures then heaven help us.
They reckon sexual assault can be justified if the victim was drunk, wearing a sexy dress, flirting or, heaven help us, had a sexual history.
Heaven help us, we didn't realize what would be the end-product of it all.
One such "friend," Donna Shalala, Thomas dismissed as so politically correct, heaven help us, that as Secretary of Health and Human Services she was "going to be handing box lunches out to poor people in the street.
Heaven help us all if these people ever again get control of the Treasury.
Heaven help us if he takes even more money away from the poor and disabled.
Heaven help us walking down Northumberland Street if there is ever a heatwave.
If the NHS is a guidance of SNP competence, then heaven help us.