heaven forbid

heaven forbid
I hope it does not happen.

If he ever — heaven forbid — has to go through anything like that again, at least he'll know what to do.

Usage notes: also used to suggest that others oppose the reasonable thing being mentioned:

It's OK to prevent tooth decay, but heaven forbid that we try to prevent people from becoming addicted to drugs.


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