Translation of "in God/heaven's name" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

in God/heaven's name

(also in the name of God/heaven)

used to add force to something which is said, although some people might find the use of 'God' offensive

What in God's name caused that outburst? 老天,究竟是甚麼引發了這次情緒大爆發?
Why in the name of God didn't you tell me sooner? 天啊,你為甚麼不早點告訴我?

(Translation of “in God/heaven's name” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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