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merry hell

Slang definitions & phrases for merry hell

merry hell

noun phrase

A severe rebuke or punishment: He gave us merry hell for that caper (1911+)

Related Terms

catch hell, give someone hell

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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  • All things went on well till we reached the open ground, And then them cattle turned in and they gave us merry hell.

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