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blue blazes

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blue blazes

adverb phrase

Like hell: lying blue blazes

noun phrase

Hell: What in blue blazes are you up to?

[1800s+; fr the sulfurous blue blazes of hell, an extreme environment]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Id hate like blue blazes to think that he pulled off this job.

  • Why in blue blazes didn't you stay on that train and keep it from running away from us?

    The Wreckers Francis Lynde
  • Some of the boys told me afterward that I cursed like blue blazes all the way up.

    Kitchener's Mob James Norman Hall
  • It left blue blazes ridged with welts, trembling, fright sickened.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • What in blue blazes do I pay you ten thousand a year for if it isn't to give me peace?

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • Well, how in blue blazes did he get so close to the beach and let himself into your clutches?

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • She never made a move to git up, and as soon as she could git her breath she begun to splutter like blue blazes.

    Travelers Five Along Life's Highway Annie Fellows Johnston
  • blue blazes planted himself for a sudden105 whirl, stretched his neck as far as possible and worked his upper lip inquiringly.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • As for blue blazes, two days later he was sold to a travelling horse-dealer, and departed without any sorrow of farewells.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • blue blazes kicked the hostler quite accurately and very suddenly through a window.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford

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