heaven help (one)

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heaven help (one)

A phrase used to acknowledge that one is in or could potentially be in trouble. If I have to go down the basement, which is full of spiders, heaven help me. Well, heaven help you if Mom finds out that you're the one who broke her vase. Heaven help us if she becomes our boss.
See also: heaven, help

God/Heaven ˈhelp somebody

(spoken) used to say that you are afraid somebody will be in danger or that something bad will happen to them: God help us if this doesn’t work.(Some people find this use offensive.)
See also: god, heaven, help, somebody
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Heaven help him if he drops a ricket at the World Cup like his ridiculous failure to award Liverpool a second penalty at Arsenal last weekend.
Heaven help him, as he clearly needs saving himself.
And as for Romeo, heaven help him trying to find a Juliet as he grows up.
If all that is his idea of pressing his case with Arsene Wenger, then heaven help him.