for the love of Mike

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for the love of Mike

  1. (euphemistic) for the love of God
    • 1922, Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt
      "Ted, you listen to Mr. Thompson!" said Howard Littlefield. "Oh, for the love o' Mike, I am listening!" Ted shouted.
    • 1942, Upton Sinclair, Dragon's Teeth
      "For the love of Mike! What did you pay?" "Ten thousand francs apiece." "But, Irma, that's preposterous! He never got half that for a painting in all his life."

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