for\ crying\ out\ loud

informal
Used as an exclamation to show that you feel surprised or cross.

For crying out loud, look who's here!

For crying out loud, that's the third time you've done it wrong.

Compare: for one's sake

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • for crying out loud — {informal} Used as an exclamation to show that you feel surprised or cross. * /For crying out loud, look who s here!/ * /For crying out loud, that s the third time you ve done it wrong./ Compare: FOR ONE S SAKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • For crying out loud! — informal something that you say when you are annoyed. For crying out loud! Can t you leave me alone even for a minute! …   New idioms dictionary

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