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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But Jersey--so close to Philly, so close to New York--is home to the Boss; he wrote "Streets of Philadelphia," for God's sake! Surely Jersey is ready for the millennium that doth approach.
I have a daughter for God's sake. Bobby and I are very much in love."
Sometimes I want to say to them, `Oh, for God's sake, why don't you go out and take a walk?'" (Chicago Tribune, Nov.
For God's sake man, why didn't you lock the door and refuse to let him out until he signed on the dotted line?
These are gangsters, for God's sake. It matters not what colour they are - they are dangerous criminals in the same way that the East End gangsters of the 1960s were.
Hermione, best known for playing Karen Marsden in hit sitcom Cold Feet, said: "For God's sake, I'm too old to be stripping off.
And for God's sake, do something before a poor child is mauled to death by these beasts.
I say, to Stephen Byers, for God's sake slow your trains: what's the good of being five minutes earlier if you kill people in the effort?
Even a chic aunt who had written for The New Yorker and later Harper's Bazaar begged his mother, "Elizabeth, for God's sake, don't let that child become a fashion artist!" And Elsie Brown Barnes, head of the fashion illustration department at Parsons School of Design, warned him that it was a "very embarrassing role for a man" and that such a career might not last very long at any rate."
But for God's sake, there is a time and a place for everything.
OK, she looks good in a mini skirt, but Fergie, will you please put some clothes on for God's sake!
They're meteorologists for God's sake! They're not responsible for the national mood.
Afraid to be sick, afraid of the dark, Too scared to make a fuss, No hope, no future, I repeat For God's sake - WHAT ABOUT US?
Meanwhile, back at the microphone, the fiery commentator was in blistering form during the Newcastle-Liverpool game, at one point hollering, 'He was offside, for God's sake!'
Not only did they bend gender back and forth and every which way but they slept with each other, for God's sake. If that happened in my era, we hid it in a closet of biphobic shame.