for heaven's sake

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for heaven's sake

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Expresses frustration, exasperation, annoyance, or the urgency of an instruction.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:for the love of God
    • 1980, Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book, page 61:
      Don't ever use the hood on your anorak; and, if you do, for heaven's sake don't pull the string tight so that you peep out like a little baby in a siren suit.
  2. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Expresses surprise, sometimes pleasant.
    Well, for heaven's sake! Look who's here! Good to see you again!