(someone or something) from hell(redirected from etc.] from hell)
(someone or something) from hell
Someone or something that is extremely unpleasant or unbearable. God, Mr. Johnson was the gym teacher from hell! He used to make us run laps until we thought we were going to throw up. We were stuck in the traffic jam from hell last weekend. Nearly four hours spent going nowhere!
someone or something from hell
Fig. someone or something that is terrible or unbearable. I just attended the meeting from hell! It was quite a strain on all of us. We live next to the neighbors from hell. They are constantly fighting and their vicious dog terrorizes our kids.
COMMON You can use from hell after a noun to refer to something or someone extremely unpleasant. Their longed-for break turned into the holiday from hell. She'd just had the haircut from hell. Note: This expression is often used humorously.
— from hellan extremely unpleasant or troublesome instance or example of something. informal
1998 Times As for Ellie Sykes , who calls herself ‘the skating mum from hell’, she's pushier still.