for goodness' sake

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for goodness' sake

used to express surprise or annoyance
  • Will you hurry up, for goodness' sake?

Word by Word Definitions

sake play
  1. : end, purpose

  2. : the good, advantage, or enhancement of some entity (such as an ideal)

  3. : personal or social welfare, safety, or benefit

  1. : a Japanese alcoholic beverage of fermented rice often served hot


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