hell (used as a euphemism): He caught Hail Columbia for coming home late.
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How to use Hail Columbia in a sentence
Long may we hear old Hail Columbia, that good old national air, played on all our martial instruments!A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention | Lucius Eugene Chittenden
I felt like giving him 'Hail Columbia,' but I restrained myself.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes | Israel Zangwill
The hint was sufficient; not only did we hear no more of "Hail Columbia," but none of the musicians ever came near the ship.Journal of an African Cruiser | Horatio Bridge
Directly afterwards, two other officers rode in, and were likewise saluted with "Hail Columbia!"Journal of an African Cruiser | Horatio Bridge
But we were prouder still, when, as we were going out with the throng, the band struck up "Hail Columbia."Barney Blake, The Boy Privateer | Herrick Johnstone