Meaning of “for crying out loud!” in the English Dictionary

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"for crying out loud!" in British English

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for crying out loud!

informal

said when you are annoyed, and to emphasize what you are saying:

Oh, for crying out loud, just listen to me!

(Definition of “for crying out loud!” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"for crying out loud" in American English

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for crying out loud

infml I am annoyed or surprised by this:

Oh, for crying out loud, would you stop leaving your magazines all over the house!

(Definition of “for crying out loud” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)