for goodness' sake

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This interjection expresses frustration, exasperation, annoyance.

Etymology:

  • A euphemistic replacement of "God" in for God's sake.
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For goodness' sake, get off the computer! You've been on there for ages!.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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for goodness' sakeThis interjection expresses surprise or amazement.
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pour l'amour de Dieu

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