meaning and examples of the Phrase

For Pete's sake

pronunciation:
British (male):
American (female):

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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