Definition of “God forbid” - English Dictionary

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“God forbid” in British English

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God forbid

also Heaven forbid

a way of saying that you hope something does not happen:

God forbid (that) his parents should ever find out.

(Definition of “God forbid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“God forbid” in American English

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God forbid

also heaven forbid

I hope this does not happen:

If there was a fire, God forbid, we’d be able to respond to the disaster.

(Definition of “God forbid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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