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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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That first store, says Guy Walpole who runs For Goodness Sake with sister Lisa, was opened by his mum on a corner site in Middlesbrough's Davison Street.
For goodness sake Paul, where is your sense of humour, regarding Mrs Brown's Boys?
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?
Oh for goodness sake, can everyone just shut up about the difference between Jordan and Katie and who she is right now and who she isn't.
I can't see how taking the post to another place will improve things; also taking jobs from us, for goodness sake.
It was just one day of the year, for goodness sake - a Sunday too, when most don't have to commute.
FOR goodness sake Brian Gower (Letters, November 19) we all make mistakes in life.
And, for goodness sake, when Mark Antony said: 'Lend me your ears' he didn't mean literally.
Harris, however, is a taut, trim man who just oozes assertiveness, authority and competence - he played John Glenn in ``The Right Stuff,'' for goodness sake.
For goodness sake people, please wish the couple happiness and let them get on with their lives.
With its motto, "Communications for Goodness Sake," the Guglielmo Marconi International Fellowship Foundation at Columbia University is dedicated to nurturing, recognizing and celebrating individuals whose ingenious application of communications technology has a positive and lasting impact on human progress around the globe.
For goodness sake let's keep a sense of realism here and stop all this absolute nonsense.
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.
You can dress up in silly clothes, You can walk, you can run, You can do anything, it's allowed, It's about having fun, Do a car-boot sale, shake your head, Lose some weight, bake a cake, You'll be helpin' someone, So, c'mon, for goodness sake.