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Sam Hill

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noun Slang.

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
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