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Synonyms for hell

the underworld

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for the hell of it

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give someone hell

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hell for leather

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raise hell

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  • cause a disturbance
  • run riot
  • go wild
  • raise Cain
  • be loud and noisy

Synonyms for hell

excruciating punishment

to behave riotously

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'Then all hell broke loose. Glasses, chairs and tables were flying everywhere and a huge fight was going on.
a few moments of epiphany before all hell broke loose, time to
When Ted got home that night, "all hell broke loose."
When word reached Boston, all hell broke loose. The State education commissioner charged the parents with "bigotry." The National Education Association rushed through a resolution at its annual meeting decrying disparate treatment on the basis of "pronunciation" - quite a switch from the old days when teachers used to be demons for correctness on that topic.
We lost to Valletta in our Super Cup Final last month and all hell broke loose. It was worse than anything I ever saw in an Old Firm game.
Another union rep, John Hollis, said: "Thornton came in to meet with the company and all hell broke loose."
MOMENTS before all hell broke loose, this picture in 1982 of Jack Smith, then 94, and bystanders on the village green in Sedgefield portrays a civilised affair.
So when he struck into what Tom hoped would be a nice fat carp of 20lb, all hell broke loose, starting a marathon 40 minute battle.
"The were warned by security, but when they repeated the stunt all hell broke loose. Security were straight up the stairs and next thing Chris and Steve were on the pavement."
That was until Monday when all hell broke loose. I saw riot police preparing for trouble their preparations were not in vain as violence exploded into the warm night.
"During the final confrontation between Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, all hell broke loose.
All hell broke loose, however, when McDermott lost his cool and assaulted Kirwan before fleeing.
The local weekly newspaper excerpted his piece under a front-page headline, "COUNTY PANNED IN YUPPIE MAGAZINE," and all hell broke loose.