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hell on (someone or something)
1. To be distressing or unpleasant for someone. This wait has been hell on me. I just want to know if I got the job already!
2. To be harmful or detrimental to something. All this snow and salt has been hell on my suede boots.
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1. Damaging or destructive to: Driving in a hilly town is hell on the brakes.
2. Unpleasant to or painful for.
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