for cryin' out loud
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- Eye dialect spelling of for crying out loud.
1940, Richard John Dinsmore, "Hoss" Doctor, page 302:
- "For cryin' out loud!" from Hamilton. "Look Doc, that damned calf is still alive."
- 1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
1999, Tom Hanley, Flyboys, page 25:
- Then, why not pray to the trees, for cryin' out loud, and next, the dumb birds?