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.
Why can't bishops, too, repent to right the wrongs and relieve these suffering members for Christ's sake?
Furthermore, it is taught that we cannot obtain forgiveness of sin and righteousness before God through our merit, work, or satisfactions, but that we receive forgiveness of sin and become righteous before God out of grace for Christ's sake through faith when we believe that Christ has suffered for us and that for his sake our sin is forgiven and righteousness and eternal life are given to us.
I lost my virginity to Jesus & Mary Chain, for Christ's sake. Seriously, the song was Just Like Honey and it was my first kiss.
"I can sing like Prince, for Christ's sake, I can sing like Cyndi Lauper and Gwen Stefani so you don't get more versatile than that.
Each day you, the preacher, strive to clarify these roles in terms of your people's temptations and misfortunes, joys and successes, genuine values and relationships, so that those who want to lose (or keep) their lives for Christ's sake and the gospel's can do so.
On April 9 at a prayer breakfast in Jackson, Miss., Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia similarly presented himself and his audience: "We are fools for Christ's sake. We must pray for the courage to endure the scorn of the sophisticated world."
For Christ's sake how long does it take to say sorry and then just pay compensation and get it over with?
"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.'
The actress, who is fromWest Belfast, laughed: "No one gets offers unless you are Julia Roberts for Christ's sake."
"Come on Bob, shape up for Christ's sake!" he shouted at his comrade.
"She's eight for Christ's sake! Can you believe an eight-year-old flashing?
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.
It looks like I'm a dirty old man, for Christ's sake! So you find yourself limited by the age you are.