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for the love of pete

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for the love of Pete


An exclamation of emphasis, surprise, impatience, disbelief, dismay, etc; for crying out loud: I already did it, for the love of Pete! (1910+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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