for goodness' sake


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for goodness' sake

A mild oath of exasperation, annoyance, frustration, anger, or surprise. Would you let me finish my story, for goodness' sake? Oh for goodness' sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it! For goodness' sake! I haven't seen you in years!
See also: sake
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And it really is cruel -- these poor, innocent animals are being forced to have contact with Paul Burrell, for goodness' sake.
Not even brown rice, bulgur, herbal teas, or granola, for goodness' sake.
Heck, he doesn't even use the "H-word," for goodness' sake.
It works, so for goodness' sake let's not get ourselves distracted by all this academic moonshine.
For goodness' sake, why don't they send at least 500 soldiers into the area?
The Beatles happened 40 years ago, for goodness' sake, and they couldn't wait to run away from the city as fast as their legs could carry them.