hell on earth


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hell on earth

An awful or extremely unpleasant situation or circumstance. This place has been a hell on earth ever since the new manager took over. Following the military coup, inhabitants of the region have described it as hell on earth.
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hell on earth

Fig. a very unpleasant situation, as if one were in hell. That man made my life hell on earth! The whole time I was there was just hell on earth.
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hell on earth

If a place or a situation is hell on earth, it is extremely unpleasant. Cannes is magnificent in good weather and hell on earth in bad. Organising it all has been hell on earth, but it's worked absolutely brilliantly. Note: You can also say that a place or situation is a hell on earth. Infectious disease made building the railway a hell on earth for the labourers.
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a ˌhell on ˈearth

a place or situation that is extremely bad or unpleasant: Life for the ordinary soldiers was hell on earth. OPPOSITE: a heaven on earth
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