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hell (used especially in WH-questions as a mild oath expressing exasperation and usually preceded by in or the): Who in Sam Hill are you?
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Origin of Sam Hill
1830–40, Americanism;Sam (originally salmon, variant of Sal(o)mon an oath) + hill, euphemism for hell
Words nearby Sam Hill
same-sex, same to you, samey, samfoo, Samhain, Sam Hill, Samhita, Sami, Samian, Samian ware, samiel
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How to use Sam Hill in a sentence
One day a neighbor came across Willie hustling like old Sam Hill to reload a wagon of hay which had overturned.
One afternoon, I heard her giving him a Sam Hill of a blow-up and met him in the hall soon afterward.
The bear he laughed hearty 'n scratched the ground like Sam Hill, 'n flung the dirt higher'n his head.Eben Holden|Irving Bacheller
I hope you will get your education as cheap as you can, for it cramps your mother and me like Sam Hill to put up the money.Remarks|Bill Nye
I do everything not to disturb herand here you crazy young-ones are raising particular Sam Hill out there in that open lot!The Girls of Central High|Gertrude W. Morrison