for pity's sake

for pity's sake
phrasal
— used typically to express surprise, indignation, annoyance, or entreaty

for pity's sake, what are you doing here

please don't fail me, for pity's sake

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for pity’s sake spoken phrase
used for showing you are annoyed with someone

For pity’s sake, Jack, stop moaning.

Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym
Main entry: pity

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informal used to express impatience or make an urgent appeal

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for Christ's, God's, goodness', heaven's, pity's, etc. ˈsake idiom
used to emphasize that it is important to do sth or when you are annoyed about sth

Do be careful, for goodness' sake.

Oh, for heaven's sake!

For pity's sake, help me!

 Some people find the use of Christ, God or heaven here offensive.
Main entry:sakeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • for pity's sake — spoken used for showing you are annoyed with someone For pity s sake, Jack, stop moaning …   English dictionary

  • For pity’s sake! — Go to For Pete’s sake! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • for pity's sake — adverb for Petes sake; Syn: for goodness sake, for mercys sake …   Wiktionary

  • for pity's sake — informal used to express impatience or make an urgent appeal. → pity …   English new terms 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

  • for God's sake — phrasal used typically to express surprise, disgust, or indignation * * * for God s sake 1. An expression of urgent entreaty 2. An interjection expressing eg annoyance or disgust • • • Main Entry: ↑god * * * for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • For Pete’s sake! — AND For pity’s sake!; For the love of Mike! exclam. Good grief! □ For Pete’s sake! How’ve ya been? □ For pity’s sake! Ask the man in out of the cold! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • for one's sake — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Used with different possessive nouns to show surprise, crossness, or impatience. * /For heaven s sake, where did you come from?/ * /For Pete s sake, look who s here!/ * /Well, for pity s sake, I wish you d told me sooner./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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