in heaven's name

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Definition of in heaven's name

used informally to make a question more forceful or to express surprise, anger, etc. Who in heaven's name could that be?

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“In heaven's name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20heaven%27s%20name. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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