hell's teeth

hell's teeth

An exclamation of frustration, anger, or surprise. Oh, hell's teeth—the printer isn't working, and my paper is due in five minutes!
See also: teeth

Hell’s ˈteeth

(old-fashioned, British English, spoken) used to express anger or surprise: Hell’s teeth, look at the time! I’m going to be late for work!
See also: teeth
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Shoulder barging and trolley crunching in the isles of the supermarket came as second nature - hell's teeth I am army trained - but today, 40 years on, overweight, myopic and going mutt and Jeff, it is a challenge just getting out of the car.
HELL'S TEETH Amanda took this amazing photograph off the coast of South Africa
Hell's teeth, we have a go at the club for not being ambitious so we cannot criticise when the manager talks of being a top-four club.
Hell's teeth, there was even a nightmare report recently claiming that poncey coffee shops could be overtaking pubs as our favourite meeting places.
More than 20 robots are competing in the event, including Dantomkia, Chip, G-Man, Hell's Teeth, Thor, T-Bone, Ripper 3 and Daventry's own Kan-Opener.
I admit us baby boomers have now exchanged our tie-dye T-shirts and mini dresses for surgical stockings and panama hats, and I and the Missus do dress more conservatively when occasion dictates but, hell's teeth, now on the very wrong side of 60, I do not want to be constantly reminded of my fast approaching demise
Quinkins and cats purrliworls, hell's teeth and rhubarb are my favourites.
HELL'S teeth - will the little kitchen devil ever be able t o forgive me?