Definition of for crying out loud in US English:

for crying out loud

phrase

informal
  • Used to express one's irritation or impatience.

    ‘why do you have to take everything so personally, for crying out loud?’
    • ‘Oh for crying out loud, guys, could you be any more deliberately ignorant?’
    • ‘It's raising money for charity, for crying out loud, what's the problem?’
    • ‘Take the subsidies off trucking and get them back on rail, for crying out loud.’
    • ‘How hard is it to rinse the plate and place it in the dishwasher for crying out loud?’
    • ‘Oh for crying out loud, it's just gone 4am and I haven't slept a wink.’
    • ‘So for crying out loud, turn down the microphone level!’
    • ‘The man is a multi-billionaire with mansions all over the world, for crying out loud.’
    • ‘I mean, for crying out loud, what kind of person could support such a policy?’
    • ‘They act as though only religious conservatives have families, for crying out loud.’
    • ‘I would say If you're going to write stories about your teachers at least make them unrecognizable, for crying out loud!’