to God/goodness/Heaven

to God

Used to emphasize the forcefulness of a particular verb. I hope to God you're right! I swear to God, I will turn this car around if you two don't knock it off!
See also: god

to goodness

Used to emphasize the forcefulness of a particular verb. I hope to goodness you're right! I swear to goodness, I will turn this car around if you two don't knock it off!
See also: goodness

to heaven

Used to emphasize the forcefulness of a particular verb. I hope to heaven you're right! I swear to heaven, I will turn this car around if you two don't knock it off!
See also: heaven

to ˈGod/ˈgoodness/ˈHeaven

used after a verb to emphasize a particular hope, wish, etc: I wish to God you’d learn to pay attention!(Some people find the use of God here offensive.)
See also: god, goodness, heaven