God forbid!

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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"Heaven forbid!" he cried in such genuine dismay that she broke into hearty laughter.
Perhaps a half-suppressed sob had caught his ear, and caused him to look round - heaven forbid! But with a violent effort, I checked all further signs of weakness, dried my tears, and, when I thought he had turned away again, rose, and instantly left the apartment, taking refuge in my favourite resort, the library.
Heaven forbid! at least, that I should ever bore people half so much about all the Knightleys together, as she does about Jane Fairfax.
Heaven forbid! How is half such a sum to be repaid?"
I hope that when they become parents themselves (heaven forbid!) that their child is never the victim of such cruelty.
The natural assumption is that the picture was - heaven forbid! - a staged photo opportunity.
If Ferguson had punched Scharner twice (heaven forbid!) he would not have been sent off twice.
Senator 2: Heaven forbid! Enough of freedom--we need a strong leader.
Heaven forbid! What would we do for Scottish Parliamentary laughs?
Heaven forbid! But because, despite Mr Redwood's feisty Commons performances against his oppo John Prescott, polls show the voters think he is plain bonkers.
substitute products and processes, the characteristics of the various cast metals, and the importance of focusing on total or life cycle cost, as opposed to simply the casting's per unit or (heaven forbid!) per lb price.
I wonder how much would be raised if such circumstances came to pass again - heaven forbid!