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

"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)

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for crying out loud

infml I am ​annoyed or ​surprised by this: Oh, for ​crying out ​loud, would you ​stopleavingyourmagazines all over the ​house!
(Definition of for crying out loud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “for crying out loud!”
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示恼怒和强调)哎呀,天哪,真是岂有此理…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示惱怒和強調)哎呀,天哪,真是豈有此理…
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