for goodness' sake

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for goodness' sake

A mild oath of surprise, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. For goodness' sake! I haven't seen you in years! 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!
See also: sake
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But for goodness sakes, Jaz, ditch your I'm A Celebrity wannabe pal Scott Henshall's tacky, tacky "designer" dresses (if you can call them that
I think he should embrace AMHID, get some rubber bracelets, cash in with a drug-company sponsor, do a few confessional commercials and -- for goodness sakes -- get out of that spandex and put on some real pants.
A slice of each six-inch-high layer cake weighs almost a pound, for goodness sakes.
And for goodness sakes, tell the affected property owners what kind of flag a flag lot looks like.
I mean, it was 5-0 in the seventh, for goodness sakes, and in the previous 97 World Series no team ever had come from five runs down to win an elimination game.
It was written in his name, for goodness sakes, Notah meaning ``almost there''in Navajo.
It was the kind of game that demanded that Kobe Bryant or Glen Rice or Harper or somebody, for goodness sakes, be the lifeline that towed O'Neal and the Lakers to the shores of victory.