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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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References in classic literature ?
Run for God's sake, and fetch something to pry open the door --the axe
For God's sake, let no expense and no efforts be spared.
When, for God's sakes, is China going to produce a Syrah?
I hope that in ten years I'm being viewed as a writer who has roamed from the territory of not only hustling, for God's sakes, but into the territory of the Bible, into the matter of AIDS and now, with this particular book, the central question that it asks rhetorically, `Would you die for sex?