God/heaven forbid

God/heaven forbid
God/heaven forbid
— used in speech to say that you hope a bad thing will not happen

This is the number you should call if, God forbid, you should get into an accident.

Heaven forbid that something bad should happen.

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Main Entry:forbid

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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