for God's sake

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for God's sake

  1. An exclamation of anger, surprise, or impatience.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:for the love of God
    For God's sake, don't scare me like that!
    Put some pants on, for God's sake!
    • 2023 January 30, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Mark Walker, quoting Joe Biden, “Biden Visits Decrepit Rail Tunnel to Promote $1 Trillion Infrastructure Law”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-01-30, Politics‎[2]:
      “The structure is deteriorating. The roof was leaking. The floor is sinking,” Mr. Biden said in a speech in front of the tunnel, the oldest in the Northeast, where the crowd included dozens of union workers. “This is the United States of America, for God’s sake. We know better than that.”
  2. Indicating a heartfelt or urgent request.
    Synonym: please

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