|for a dog's age
||a long time, 10-15 years, in a coon's age
||We haven't seen Aunt Sophie for a dog's age - for years.
|for a song
||for a little money, for a low price
||Look at this sweater. I got it for a song at a second-hand store.
|for all the tea in China
||(See not for all the tea in China)
|for better or worse
||during good times and bad times, through thick and thin
||When you marry someone for better or worse, you hope for better but prepare for worse.
|for crying out loud
||before I start crying, for gosh sake
||For cryin' out loud will you stop playing those drums!
|for dear life
||to save your life, because a life is in danger
||When the bear stood up on its hind legs, we ran for dear life.
||Remember, a tattoo stays on your skin for good - forever.
|for good measure
||adding enough or a bit more than required
||For good measure, we added a bottle of wine to the punch.
|for goodness sake
||for the good of everyone, please
||For goodness sake, don't drive so fast! The roads are icy.
|for gosh sake
||for god's sake for goodness sake
||For gosh sake! Where did you get that monstrous hat?