Lord knows

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of Lord knows

informal
used to make a statement more forceful
  • She didn't win, but Lord knows she tried.

Word by Word Definitions

lord play
  1. : one having power and authority over others:

  2. : a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due

  3. : one of whom a fee or estate is held in feudal tenure

  1. : to act like a lord

know play knows
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge


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