for Pete's sake

for Pete's sake
I am annoyed or surprised by this.

She has a huge salary and gets a bonus, too — how much money does she need, for Pete's sake?

Usage notes: used for emphasis and often used instead of the more offensive idioms for God's sake and for Christ's sake
Related vocabulary: for crying out loud

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  • For Pete's Sake (film) — Infobox Film name = For Pete s Sake image size = caption = DVD cover director = Peter Yates producer = Stanley Shapiro writer = Stanley Shapiro Maurice Richlin starring = Barbra Streisand Michael Sarrazin music = Artie Butler cinematography =… …   Wikipedia

  • For Pete's Sake (album) — Infobox Album Name = For Pete s Sake Type = live Artist = The Libertines Recorded = 1999 2004 Genre = Indio/Pop/Rock Label = Spiral SoundzFor Pete s Sake is an album by The Libertines featuring live rare recordings ranging from 1999 to 2004. It… …   Wikipedia

  • for God's sake — I am surprised or annoyed by this. For God s sake, Eleanor, what happened to your hair? It s time we started worrying about educating our children, for God s sake. At three thirty in the morning, for God s sake, my dog decided to have her puppies …   New idioms dictionary

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