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go through hell

To suffer through something extremely unpleasant, often for a prolonged period of time. Jennifer has gone through hell with all of her family issues this year, so please take that into consideration. I feel like we had to go through hell to get here, since all of our flights were either delayed or canceled.
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go through hell

COMMON If you go through hell, you have a very difficult or unpleasant time. We were going through hell thinking he might not survive. His solicitor said that he had been through 10 months of hell. Note: You can say that someone puts you through hell if they do things that make your life difficult or unpleasant. In her teens she put her family through hell.
See also: hell, through