for Christ's sake


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for Christ's sake

A mild oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. Would you let me finish my story, for Christ's sake? Oh for Christ's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it! For Christ's sake! I haven't seen you in years!
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As an intrinsic part of foolish wisdom and like the fools for Christ's sake and crazy-wise adepts of Eastern religions, it turns the world upside down; challenges the received wisdom; chides, irritates, deflates, scorns or inspires, uplifts, affirms the listeners and readers.
26) For an account of the "fool for Christ's sake" tradition in Christianity, see Jaroslav Pelikan, Fools for Christ: Essays on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful (Philadelphia: Muhlenberg, 1955) and John Saward, Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality (Oxford: Oxford University, 1980).
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia similarly presented himself and his audience: "We are fools for Christ's sake.
It means there is no redress in British law against those who portrayed Jesus Christ onstage and on the BBC as an infantile coprophiliac, told by the character of Jerry Springer in the show to 'Grow up for Christ's sake and put some f*** clothes on.
For Christ's sake how long does it take to say sorry and then just pay compensation and get it over with?
The actress, who is fromWest Belfast, laughed: "No one gets offers unless you are Julia Roberts for Christ's sake.
If you see them on the street, for Christ's sake, buy them a satsuma - you could be saving a human life.
He's only 56 for Christ's sake, and been a genuine football man at the highest level for most of those years.
I damn well hope so - I only won a tournament (at the K Club) 10 days ago, for Christ's sake, beating 155 other competitors.
For Christ's sake please don't bring out a Director's Cut.
It's archery for Christ's sake - and we are not Olympic athletes.
The former Hear'Say singer admitted she still feels "sexy" modelling her clothing line and added: "I am 38 years old and I am still modelling bikinis for Christ's sakes.