for mercy's sake

for mercy's sake

A mild oath of surprise, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. For mercy's sake! I haven't seen you in years! Would you let me finish my story, for mercy's sake? Oh for mercy's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: sake
References in classic literature ?
"For mercy's sake! for mercy's sake!" cried D'Artagnan; "that which you will not do at this moment, I myself will do within an hour, but here, upon this road, I should die bravely; I should die esteemed; do me that service, M.
Aunt, dear aunt, for mercy's sake, think of this, before you let them drag this sick child to a prison, which in any case must be the grave of all his chances of amendment.
'Oh, for mercy's sake,' interrupted the mistress, stamping her foot, 'for mercy's sake, let us hear no more of it now!
"Dolly!" he said, sobbing now; "for mercy's sake, think of the children; they are not to blame!
"Mademoiselle Hennequin, for mercy's sake, be as frank and simple as I know your nature prompts--DO you, CAN you love me?"
Come, take these two wicked girls, they are tender morsels for you, fat as young quails; for mercy's sake eat them!' The bear took no heed of his words, but gave the wicked creature a single blow with his paw, and he did not move again.
for mercy's sake, tell me if he is alive!" she repeated, clasping her beautiful emaciated hands; and the sound of her chains in contact with her dress, was heard.
"Oh, dear mother!" cried Mademoiselle de la Valliere, "for mercy's sake, spare "
David does it, for instance, and he and I know the likeliest place for leaving them in, and we shall tell you if you like, but for mercy's sake don't ask us before Porthos, for were he to find out the place he would take every one of them.
If you had asked my advice in the matter--which you didn't do, Marilla--I'd have said for mercy's sake not to think of such a thing, that's what."
For mercy's sake, sir, tell us, what does her letter say?"
For mercy's sake, then, what would you call Robespierre?
Oh, for mercy's sake, tell uncle that I never loved him half so dear as now.
As Oor Wullie struggles to remember what to order if the baker arrives at the door, he shoves The Bairn's dummy into his mouth saying: "For Mercy's sake, shurrup you!"
"For mercy's sake, Carol, you dropped the ring," Pat exploded.