Green’s Dictionary of Slang

for fuck’s sake! excl.

also for fuck sake! for fuck’s sakes! fuck’s sake!

a general excl. of exasperation.

[UK]‘J.H. Ross’ Mint (1955) 101: What for fuck’s sake’s the matter now?
[US]R. Chandler ‘Blackmailers Don’t Shoot’ in Red Wind (1946) 84: For — sake do something besides talk!
[UK]Nunnery versus Fuckery 56: ‘I’ve just told you how much I need you, for fuck’s sake’.
[UK]C. Wood ‘Prisoner and Escort’ in Cockade (1965) I iii: Promise me – not your socks – for fuck’s sake if not for my sake not your stiff grey socks.
[UK]G.F. Newman Sir, You Bastard 92: Oh don’t be so naïve, Angie, for fuck’s sake!
[Ire]R. Doyle Commitments 84: Jaysis, Cuffe, take it easy. For fuck sake!
[UK]J. Cameron Vinnie Got Blown Away 140: Down your waistband Nicky fuck’s sake not your pocket. And not down the front or you likely shoot your dick off.
[UK]G. Burn Happy Like Murderers 324: For fucksake, close your legs, mum.
[UK]Z. Smith White Teeth 18: It’s New Year’s Day, for fuckssake. You best come in.
[Aus]T. Winton Turning (2005) 142: Why can’t we have a bloody house [...] With a toilet, for fucksake.
[Aus]L. Redhead Thrill City [ebook] Fuck’s sake, it’s not even a two hour drive.
[UK]K. Sampson Killing Pool 9: Fuck sake, girl, a collar is a collar is a collar.
[Aus]C. Hammer Silver [ebook] ‘Oh, for fuck’s sake!’.
[US]T. Swerdlow Straight Dope [ebook] — Oh, please, for fuck’s sake.
[Ire]Breen & Conlon Hitmen 231: ‘[B]it of coke [...] Fuck’s sake, very strong’.