for crying out loud

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Euphemistic alteration of for Christ's sake.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔː ˈkraɪ.ɪŋ aʊt ˌlaʊd/, /fɚ ˈkraɪ.ɪŋ aʊt ˌlaʊd/
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AdverbEdit

for crying out loud

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial, euphemistic) Used to express frustration, exasperation, or annoyance.
    Oh! For crying out loud, get off the computer! You've been on there for ages!

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 23:03