for cripes’ sake! excl.
a general excl. of annoyance, surprise etc.
|Everybody’s Oct. [Internet] ‘For cripes sake, kid,’ yelps Sweeney, ‘come to the point!’.‘West Goes South’ in|
|Hollywood Girl 187: paul: Where d’you want the apples, Mr. Nebbick? director: Well for cripes – on the tree, sapadillo.|
|Bruiser 253: A chance – for cripes sake – he’d have a chance with a cyclone.|
|Dead Ringer 85: For cripes’ sake kid, what’s eating you?|
|(con. 1943) Big War 9: You ought to be our lieutenant. Ambience, for cripe sake [...] Then you could stand out in front of us there and use some of that gay old education. Give us the old pooperoo. [Ibid.] 342: Give the poor sods a bleeding drink, for creep sake.|
|Burn, Killer, Burn! 46: For cripe’s sake! I only asked you a friggin’ question.|
|Gold in Blood 175: ‘Yeah, for cripe’s sake, let it rain,’ the drunken congregation chorused.|
|It (1987) 756: This guy’s a pharmacist, not a doctor, for cripe’s sake.|
|From Bondage 384: ‘Just before we left El Paso. I bought three packages.’ ‘Creeps’ sake. Ever providential.’ He sighed admiringly.|
|Robbers (2001) 11: For cripes sake, he moaned, this ice ain’t doing it.|