for goodness' sake
Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (idiomatic, euphemistic) Used to express frustration, exasperation, annoyance.
- For goodness' sake, get off the computer! You've been on there for ages!
- (idiomatic, euphemistic) Used to express surprise or amazement.
- For goodness' sake, I spelled that word correctly. I never knew I could do that