heaven forfend

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From heaven (abode of God) + forfend (to avert; to forbid, prohibit).

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heaven forfend

  1. (dated or humorous) Used to express that one hopes that something does not happen: God forbid, heaven forbid.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:God forbid

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