for crying out loud


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

Examples of for crying out loud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for crying out loud, bunch your commercials together at the start or finish of a car chase, the way public television thanks its sponsors. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 25 Nov. 2023 The teacher even made handouts for crying out loud. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 18 June 2023

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“For crying out loud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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