for crying out loud
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /fɚ ˈkɹaɪ.ɪŋ aʊt ˌlaʊd/
Adverb
  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) Used to express frustration, exasperation, or annoyance.
    Oh for crying out loud, get off the computer! You've been on there for ages!
    • 1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
      ‘I knew yeh weren’t gettin’ yer letters but I never thought yeh wouldn’t even know abou’ Hogwarts, fer cryin’ out loud!’
Synonyms


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