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God (or Heaven) forbid

Definition of God or Heaven forbid in English:

Used to express a fervent wish that something does not happen: if, God forbid, a close family member of yours were killed
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  • Because when, Heaven forbid, the country is menaced by security, military, and political dangers or economic collapse, then those people who have capital, bankrolls, companies, children, luxury homes, and houses abroad, flee.
  • The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than - Heaven forbid - German, which was the other possibility.
  • If you are not playing as well as you know you can, it could be that a minor (or Heaven forbid, major) fault or two may have crept into your game.
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