for heaven's sake

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of for heaven's sake

used to make a statement or question more forceful or to express surprise, anger, etc.
  • For heaven's sake, turn down that music!

Word by Word Definitions

heaven play
  1. : the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome : firmament

  2. : the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead

  3. : a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God

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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