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hell's bells

An exclamation of frustration or surprise. A shortened form of the phrase "hell's bells and buckets of blood." Oh, hell's bells—the printer isn't working, and my paper is due in five minutes!
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Hell's bells (and buckets of blood)!

Inf. an exclamation of anger or surprise. (Use caution with hell.) Alice: Your pants are torn in back. John: Oh, hell's bells! What will happen next? Bill: Well, Jane, looks like you just flunked calculus. Jane: Hell's bells and buckets of blood! What do I do now?

Hell’s bells !

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MUSIC Hells Bells The AC/DC tribute band will entertain the Pontypridd crowd with a blistering set of AC/DC classics.
In 2016, the band was still packing arenas full of fans for the 'Rock or Bust' world tour, and belting out hits like Hells Bells and Highway to Hell.
FRIDAY HELLS BELLS The next best thing to the real deal, this lot playing the Cathouse tonight are the longestrunning AC/DC tribute act in the UK.
Football is just something that goes on in the background on match days, while fans -- most of whom originally didn't even like the game -- organise political rallies and raise funds for social change while waving skull and crossbones flags to the sound of AC/DC's Hells Bells.
BACK by popular demand JJ's Irish Restaurant in Adliya will host AC/DC tribute band Hells Bells this week for one night only.
As for the nomenclature of the wines in the range, they are named after the band's most famous hits including Back in Black Shiraz, Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon, Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato.
The Hells Bells Rock DJ, the club and KLS Lighting and Sound are also providing their services free.
Anyway, she and her sister Hells bells convinced themselves the plant was the source of the ticks so they took some shears to the 10-foot monster leaving nothing but the roots.
Stitched up at Ascot HELLS BELLS or maybe that should be Bell's hell after Ascot's in-house broadcaster Rupert Bell took a tumble at the racecourse that left blood spilling over the weighing-room floor on Tuesday.
More money spent, but hells bells, you gotta have it.
Auburn Street they come, hells bells, the hustlers, / bustlers, errant lovers, shopping bags in tow, a woman in a full-length gray parka and a tam, / a jogger, nonplussed, in red shorts, a harried businessman, sputtering, howling.
Thursday: Hells Bells, Hellrazor, Sweet Black Angels.
The three-video set Hells Bells 2: The Dangers of Rock 'n' Roll is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the phenomenon of rock 'n' roll music, and the devastating impact that it has had on American culture.
01443 485934 MUSIC Hells Bells are one of Britain's leading AC/DC tribute bands, playing sell-out shows all over the UK and Europe.