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    For crying out loud

    What do you mena by this expression?


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    Re: For crying out loud

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What do you mena by this expression?
    When I read your question, I realized that I wasn't really sure, B. It's an interjection that's often used as a preface to make a statement that follows more important, something the listener should really listen to and reflect upon.

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    It similar in nature to;

    For f**k's sake, ...

    Jesus H [f**king] Keeeeeerist, ...

    For god's/god sakes, ...

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    Re: For crying out loud

    The idiom is used to express impatience, anger and irritation over someone or something. Some examples are For crying out loud, listen to me! Do it, for crying out loud.

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    Re: For crying out loud

    Thanks a lot guys for the quick answer. I don't have to say this: For crying out loud, answer my question.

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