for goodness sake

for goodness sake
used for showing that you are annoyed, impatient, worried, or surprised

Sit down and be quiet, for goodness sake!


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • for goodness' sake — for God’s/Christ’s/goodness’/Heaven’s/Pete’s/sake spoken phrase used for emphasizing what you are saying when you are annoyed or angry ‘for God’s sake’ and ‘for Christ’s sake’ are offensive to some people Oh, for goodness’ sake, leave me alone!… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for goodness sake — phrase used for showing that you are annoyed, impatient, worried, or surprised Sit down and be quiet, for goodness sake! Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym interjections of surprise and shocksynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • for goodness sake — for the good of everyone, please    For goodness sake, don t drive so fast! The roads are icy …   English idioms

  • for goodness' sake — I am surprised or annoyed by this. For goodness sake, Harry, what are you doing at this time of night? Well, for goodness sakes, why didn t you tell me that earlier so I could have changed my plans? Usage notes: used for emphasis and often used… …   New idioms dictionary

  • for goodness sake — See at: for goodness sake …   New idioms dictionary

  • for goodness sake — for God s sake, for Heaven s sake (expression of exasperation or anger) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • for gosh sake — for god s sake for goodness sake    For gosh sake! Where did you get that monstrous hat? …   English idioms

  • for goodness — ● sake …   Useful english dictionary

  • for heaven's sake — 1. An expression of entreaty 2. An interjection expressing exasperation or disgust, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑heaven * * * for God’s/Christ’s/goodness’/Heaven’s/Pete’s/sake spoken …   Useful english dictionary

  • for Christ's sake — for God’s/Christ’s/goodness’/Heaven’s/Pete’s/sake spoken phrase used for emphasizing what you are saying when you are annoyed or angry ‘for God’s sake’ and ‘for Christ’s sake’ are offensive to some people Oh, for goodness’ sake, leave me alone!… …   Useful english dictionary

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