for Pete's sake

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Euphemistic variant of for Christ's sake, for God's sake; "Pete" perhaps invoking Saint Peter or perhaps influenced by for pity's sake

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for Pete's sake

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Used to expresses frustration, exasperation, annoyance
    For Pete's sake, get off the computer! You've been on there for ages!

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