for the hell of it


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for the hell of it

Simply to satisfy a whim; for no reason other than one's desire to do it. Oh, let's just go on a drive for the hell of it. Why do we need to have a destination in mind?
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for the hell of it

Also, for the heck of it; just for the hell of it. For no particular reason; on a whim. For example, We drove by the old place just for the hell of it. In the first variant, heck is a euphemism for hell. [First half of 1900s] Also see for fun, def. 2.
See also: for, hell, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for the hell of it

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone does something, especially something bad, for the hell of it, they do it for fun or for no particular reason. Another boy has been caught putting sugar in petrol tanks, just for the hell of it. This makes me want to throw a chair through the window, just for the hell of it. Note: You can also say that someone does something for the sheer hell of it. Some of the athletes are running for money. Some for glory. Some even for the sheer hell of it.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

for the hell of it

just for fun. informal
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(just) for the ˈhell of it

(informal) just for fun, with no particular reason: The youths had nothing to do so they went round breaking windows just for the hell of it.
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for the hell of it

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

for the hell of it

For no particular reason; on a whim: walked home by the old school for the hell of it.
See also: for, hell, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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