for goodness' sake
Definition of for goodness' sake
—used to express surprise or annoyance Will you hurry up, for goodness' sake?
Word by Word Definitions
: the quality or state of being good
: used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock
: the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something
: end, purpose
: the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (such as an ideal)
: personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit
: a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot
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