for the love of God


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for the love of God

An oath of shock, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. For the love of God, I didn't even see that car coming! Would you let me finish my story, for the love of God? Oh for the love of God, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
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for the love of ˈGod

(old-fashioned, spoken) used when you are expressing anger and the fact that you are impatient: For the love of God, be quiet! I’m trying to concentrate.
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