for crying out loud

Definition of for crying out loud

informal

  1. —used to show anger, annoyance, etc. Why won't they let me in? It's my house, for crying out loud!

Word by Word Definitions

cryingplay
  1. :  calling for notice

    :  notorious, heinous

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

loudplay
  1. :  marked by intensity or volume of sound

    :  producing a loud sound

    :  clamorous, noisy


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