go to hell


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go to hell

1. rude slang An expression of angry dismissal or contempt. How can you say such an awful thing to me? Go to hell!
2. verb To deteriorate to a state of extreme disorder, corruption, or depravity. The whole department has gone to hell ever since you stepped down as manager.
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go to hell

 and go to (the devil) 
1. Inf. to go to hell and suffer the agonies therein. (Often a command. Caution with hell.) Oh, go to hell! Go to hell, you creep!
2. Inf. to become ruined; to go away and stop bothering someone. (Use hell with caution.) This old house is just going to hell. It's falling apart everywhere. Leave me alone! Go to the devil! Oh, go to, yourself!
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go to hell

Also, go to the devil or dickens . Go to everlasting torment, ruin, or perdition. For example, Nancy did not mince words but simply told him to go the devil, or Go to hell, Tom, I won't give you another cent. These phrases are often uttered as angry imperatives to order someone to go away. Hell, devil, and dickens (a euphemism for "devil") all refer to the underworld, the residence of the devil, from which a person would never return.
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go to hell

INFORMAL
1. If you say that someone can go to hell, you mean that you do not care about them or their opinions and that you do not want anything to do with them. I certainly don't care what Sylvia thinks — she can go to hell. If he's going to treat my children like that, he can go to hell as far as I'm concerned.
2. If you say that a thing or an activity can go to hell, you mean that you do not care if you do not have it or do it. All the talking and coffee-drinking could go to hell as far as he was concerned.
3. If you tell someone to go to hell, you tell them angrily to go away. If he dares to complain, tell him to go to hell. Compare with be going to hell.
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go to ˈhell

(spoken, offensive) used to tell somebody to go away or to stop saying/doing something because it is annoying: He wanted to come back but she told him to go to hell.‘Why don’t you answer my question, Jim?’ ‘Oh, go to hell, will you? I’m tired of your stupid questions.’
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It's really a Christian thing to say, you're going to go to hell if you don't do it my way.
As for George Steinbrenner and his constant threats to leave The Bronx, Ferrer said "He can go to the West Side, he can go to New Jersey or he can go to hell.
But give me the classic expression actually used by Spike O'Donnell (of the O'Donnell brothers of Chicago, the only small outfit to tell the Capone mob to go to hell and live).
LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI last night rounded on his critics - and told them: "You can go to hell.
The poor can start life without Sure Start, Schools shouldn't give out free meals, We can all go to hell in a handcart, If we hadn't just sold off the wheels
If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.
They reckon that the tactic will push many Muslims to leave the UK, believing that they will go to hell if they make contact with pork.
We've got a mind of our own, So go to hell if what you're thinking is not right
There's a saying: Those who cheat never go to hell while those being cheated on are living in hell.
to go to hell, Shohan shifts the terrain to the city's freeways.
Why do the Newtown kids go to hell, but not aborted fetuses?
Al Fayed said: "If some stupid fans don't understand and appreciate such a gift they can go to hell.
Still, Blair and Brown understand the tyrant's golden rule - pay your soldiers well and all the rest can go to hell.
The witness hit back: "You and your children go to hell.
The incredibly hot Baptist flight attendant who always insisted we prayed postcoitus so we wouldn't go to hell.