God (or Heaven) forbid

God (or Heaven) forbid
expressing a fervent wish that something does not happen.
forbid

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Heaven forbid — ► God (or Heaven) forbid expressing a fervent wish that something does not happen. Main Entry: ↑forbid …   English terms dictionary

  • heaven forbid — or (archaic) ● heaven * * * God/Heaven/forbid spoken phrase used for emphasizing that you hope something will not happen What would we do if, God forbid, that happened to one of our ki …   Useful english dictionary

  • God/heaven forbid — used in speech to say that you hope a bad thing will not happen This is the number you should call if, God forbid, you should get into an accident. Heaven forbid that something bad should happen. • • • Main Entry: ↑forbid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heaven forbid (that …) — God/Heaven forˈbid (that…) idiom (informal) used to say that you hope that sth will not happen • ‘Maybe you ll end up as a lawyer, like me.’ ‘God forbid!’  Some people find this use offensive. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heaven forbid! — interj. God forbid!, Heavens no!, May it never be! (expression of protest or dismay) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forbid — ► VERB (forbidding; past forbade or forbad; past part. forbidden) 1) refuse to allow. 2) order not to do. ● the forbidden degrees Cf. ↑the forbidden degrees …   English terms dictionary

  • God forbid — ► God (or Heaven) forbid expressing a fervent wish that something does not happen. Main Entry: ↑forbid …   English terms dictionary

  • God forbid — phrasal used as a mild invocation if he should fail, God forbid, all will be lost * * * God forbid May it not happen that • • • Main Entry: ↑god * * * God/Heaven/forbid spoken …   Useful english dictionary

  • forbid — verb (forbids, forbidding; past forbade bad, beɪd or forbad; past participle forbidden) 1》 refuse to allow.     ↘order not to do. 2》 make impossible; prevent: the cliffs forbid any easy turning movement. 3》 [as adjective forbidd …   English new terms dictionary

  • God forbid — Heaven forbid! (said to ward off evil or misfortune) …   English contemporary dictionary


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