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hell hath no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when they have been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman." The university might think nothing of hiking up the cost of tuition, but we'll show them that Hell hath no fury like a broke college student scorned! The governor, after veering away from his party's core ideologies, is now discovering that Hell hath no fury like politicians scorned.
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hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than a woman when she has been wronged. Most men find out the hard way that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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like fury

Very quickly and/or intensely. Lucy took off like fury as soon as the race started—all of her training really paid off. We need to drive like fury in order to get there on time!
See also: fury, like

Hell has no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when they have been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman." The university might think nothing of hiking up the cost of tuition, but we'll show them that Hell has no fury like a broke college student scorned! The governor, after veering away from his party's core ideologies, is now discovering that Hell has no fury like politicians scorned.
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Prov. There is nothing as unpleasant as a woman who has been offended or whose love has not been returned. When Mary Ann discovered that George was not in love with her, George discovered that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Bill: I'm getting tired of going out with Mary; I think I'll tell her we're through. Fred: Be careful. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, you know.
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hell has no fury like a woman scorned

No anger is worse than that of a jilted woman. For example, Nancy has nothing good to say about Tom-hell has no fury, you know. This term is a shortening of William Congreve's lines, "Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, nor Hell a fury like a woman scorn'd" ( The Mourning Bride, 1697). Similar lines appear in several plays of the same period. Today the proverb is often shortened even more, as in the example.
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hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

mainly BRITISH
People say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned to suggest that women often react very angrily to things that upset them. Benjamin's attention shifts from Mrs Robinson to her daughter Elaine and hell hath no fury like an older woman scorned. Note: Journalists often use other words in this expression to make it appropriate to the subject which they are writing about. The golfer, having decided not to attend next week's International Open competition, has discovered that hell hath no fury like a sponsor spurned. Note: This expression is often used to refer to cases where a woman has an unfaithful partner and takes revenge. Note: This comes from William Congreve's `The Mourning Bride' (1697): `Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.'
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like fury

with great energy or effort. informal
This expression dates from the mid 19th century, but fury has been used of things that operate with irresistible force since the late 16th century (e.g. ‘the fury of the sea’).
19945 Game Gazette I was to fish it [the Zambesi] for the legendary Tiger fish…that…has a mouth of teeth like a canteen of cutlery and fights like fury.
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hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

a woman who has been rejected by a man can be ferociously angry and vindictive. proverb
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like ˈfury

(informal) with great energy, speed, etc: I worked like fury to get everything done by five o’clock.
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hell hath no ˈfury (like a woman ˈscorned)

(British English, saying) used to refer to somebody, usually a woman, who has reacted very angrily to something, especially the fact that her husband or lover has been unfaithful (= has had a sexual relationship with another woman): He should have known better than to leave her for that young girl. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Hath is an old form of has.
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Fury - who beat Wladimir Klitschko on points in his last fight in 2015 to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles - is yet to fight since being given the green light to make his return to the ring following his anti-doping hearing.
Fury and his cousin Hughie tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in February 2015, but were not charged by UKAD until June 2016, by which time Tyson Fury had beaten Wladimir Klitschko to become undisputed champion.
However, by that time Fury had beaten Ukrainian Klitschko to become undisputed champion.
Fury takes inspiration from Ali, who was stripped of the heavyweight title and was exiled from boxing for three years after refusing to be drafted in the US Army for the Vietnam War before returning to defeat Foreman in one of boxing's biggest upset wins.
Despite Fury being without a boxing licence at least until the final ruling of his postponed hearing with UK Anti-Doping, the decorated Holmes told Press Association Sport: "If he doesn't beat Tyson Fury, it's going to be thrown up.
Fury, who suffered his first loss in 21 pro fights, said: "I don't think Parker won the fight.
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Lockheed Martin regularly flies Fury at its operating base at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona where the team inserts pre-planned product improvements to further the Fury capability.
I somehow think that there will be no need to hype the Fury v Joshua fight, though it will only happen if Fury stops tweeting and starts training hard very soon.
Klitschko expressed his frustration after Fury called off a fight for the second time last month and last week accused the Briton of "dragging boxing through the mud".
Fury withdrew from the October 29 clash with Klitschko on medical advice on Friday and that has opened the door to Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn.
The heavyweight title rematch between Fury and Klitschko was cancelled for a second time on Friday night after the Briton was declared "medically unfit to fight".
com)-- Fast rising heavyweight Hughie Fury has been ranked #6 in the world by the World Boxing Organization (WBO).
WORLD heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has apologised for offensive comments made in an hour-long video interview last week, insisting: "I am in no way a racist or bigot.
BRITISH heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury exchanged insults on social media as their war of words intensified.