For crying out loud



interjection

An exclamation of emphasis, surprise, disbelief, impatience, etc; for the love of pete: For crying out loud, what half-assed thing has he done now?

[1920s+; a euphemism for for Christ’s sake]
An exclamation of anger or exasperation, as in For crying out loud, can’t you do anything right? This term is a euphemism for “for Christ’s sake.” [ ; early 1900s ]

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