God (only) knows (2)INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase God (only) knows (2)
You can say this to emphasize how honest or truthful you're being.
- "God knows I've tried, but I still haven't been able to quit cigarettes."
- "I hope she wins the race."
"Me too. God only knows she's trained hard enough!"
WARNING! Be careful when saying this as religious people might find it offensive. Safer, but less common, alternatives include "Goodness knows" and "Heaven knows".
If you say "God knows I've tried", you're saying you
Contributor: Matt Errey