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 goodness sake, whether we sell the carriage or not will make absolutely zilch difference to the deficit the council allegedly have.
For goodness sake, they should be thanking him, not condemning him.
For the very first For Goodness Sake health store opened its doors - and four decades later the family-run business is still going strong and getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.
For goodness sake, it will phase out when the amusement wears off and people just start ordinary shopping again.
But what, for goodness sake, was the wrong with the original?
Oh, for goodness sake. You would have thought that they had been pointed towards a cardboard box.
OH for goodness sake Cllr Williams (Letters, July 21), let this (Dafydd Iwan) matter lie.
For goodness sake, I only wanted to learn ceilidh dancing, not apply for a job.
There's more hype than for Christmas for goodness sake.
In London, for example, the underground system was severely disrupted yesterday because tracks had buckled in unseasonably warm temperatures - in May, for goodness sake.
I know it all sounds very childish, and it is (they work in a school for goodness sake...
For goodness sake the game was invented in this country, so the FA should be threatening FIFA with the removal of the sport from the rest of the world, other than the home nations, and tell them to go off and invent their own globally worshipped game - it's our ball to take home.
For the very first For Goodness Sake health store opened its doors -and four decades later the family-run business is still going strong and getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary this month.
For goodness sake, what purpose do they serve, apart from further encouraging mediocrity?
Those poor lickle horsies are up at the crack of dawn most of the week - for goodness sake give them one lie-in.