catch hell


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catch hell

To receive the brunt of another's anger, often through scolding. If I get home past curfew again, I'm really going to catch hell from my parents!
See also: catch, hell

catch hell (about someone or something)

 and get hell (about someone or something); catch hell (for something)
to be scolded (about someone or something). This isn't the first time Bill's caught hell about his drinking. We knew we were gonna catch hell when Ma saw how we'd ruined her garden. Somebody is going to catch hell for this!
See also: catch, hell
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So check this out: If I know you have a bulletproof missile defense system, plus I know that my missile can be traced back to me, then I must also know that I will catch hell from several hundred warheads exploding on my homeland by way of retaliation.
And any member of Congress who resists the Istook altar call is certain to catch hell from the Religious Right's minions.
We knew we would catch hell for the [obit] policy, but we would rather do that then lay people off," Macko explained.
Roberts is the author of many books, including Claim Your Inheritance, If You're Going Through Hell, Don't Stop; and If You Catch Hell, Don't Hold It.
I'll give you fair warning, you'll catch hell for the well air-brushed image on page six and the cleavage on pages 83 and 104.