for God's sake


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for God's sake

An oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. Would you let me finish my story, for God's sake? Oh for God's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it! For God's sake! I haven't seen you in years!
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for God's sake

Also, for goodness sake. See for the sake of, def. 3.
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for God’s, heaven’s, pity’s, etc. ˈsake

used to emphasize that it is important to do something; used to show that you are annoyed about something: For God’s sake try and control yourself!Do be careful, for goodness’ sake.Oh, for heaven’s sake!(Some people find the use of God here offensive.)
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For God's sake, they can't even give their money away.
He will bring us peace, and intelligence - and for God's sake, he will bring us a new president.
But for God's sake, give us sensible limits out of town too.
For God's sake, if the Record is genuine about putting an end to this evil, do the excellent job you have done with gangsters and drug pushers.
If they want to make the criticisms, make the criticisms but for God's sake, we are coming up to six years, we've got a damn good record.
For God's sake what harm is a nuclear power plant going to do, especially in somewhere like Didcot?
After a bit I'm like, for God's sake you don't know the name of the first man on the moon," referring to an earlier conversation with Brian.
If you really believe in this, do something dynamic, for God's sake.
Afterwards she said: "It was a toy gun, for God's sake.
Nice and dry with a touch of acidity it gets the thumbs up but for God's sake change the dreadful logo one of these days, guys.
You never expect something like that over a parking space, for God's sake.
Mr Carey, who said any customers who took dresses would not face prosecution, added: "We got some of them back and we are appealing to people who have wedding dresses that are clearly not their wedding dresses would they for God's sake return them.
The only sour note came from a commentator in the tabloid Daily Star: ``Quite aside from the fact that Tony and Cherie still have sex with each other, for God's sake, what on earth are they thinking of, inflicting another sniveling bundle on us.