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.

Oh, for gosh sake, let me do it.


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

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