For-goodness-sake meaning

(idiomatic, euphemistic) Used to express frustration, exasperation, annoyance.

For goodness' sake, get off the computer! You've been on there for ages!

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(idiomatic, euphemistic) Used to express surprise or amazement.

For goodness' sake, I spelled that word correctly. I never knew I could do that.

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Origin of for-goodness-sake

  • A euphemistic replacement of "God" in for God's sake.

    From Wiktionary