a living hell

living hell

An extremely unpleasant situation. She described her marriage to her alcoholic husband as a living hell. So many bad things happened to me that year that it was a living hell.
See also: hell, living

a living hell

COMMON If a situation or a place is a living hell, it is extremely unpleasant. School is a living hell for some children. Their marriage had become a living hell.
See also: hell, living
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His former teammates threatened to make his life a living hell should he return to school sports in the fall; he did not return.