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hell

1. The brunt of another's anger, often relayed through scolding. If I get home past curfew again, I'm really going to catch hell from my parents!
2. Problems or challenges. This discrepancy in the budget is really giving me hell—I still haven't figured it out.
3. A mild oath of surprise, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger. Hell, I haven't seen you in years! Oh hell, would you let me finish my story? Hell, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!

*hell

 and *the devil 
1. Inf. a severe scolding. (*Typically: get ~ catch ~ give someone ∼. Use caution with hell.) The boss just gave me hell about it. I'm really going to give Tom hell when he gets home.
2. Inf. trouble; pain. (*Typically: give someone ∼. Use caution with hell.) My arthritis is giving me hell in this weather. This problem is giving us hell at the office.

hell

1. n. trouble. (Use caution with hell. Common colloquial, but with a few restrictions. One would not expect middle-class children to use this at home. See the complete list of all entries with hell in the Index of Hidden Key Words. Hell as a destination is not considered slang or colloquial. Hell as a curse is colloquial.) I went through all sorts of hell to get this done on time.
2. exclam. Damn! (Usually Hell! Use caution with hell.) Oh, hell. I’m late.

hell

or/and high water
Troubles or difficulties of whatever magnitude: We're staying, come hell or high water.
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Thirty-five years later, he suffers a heart attack and, after surgery, falls into the tour of hell that he vividly describes.
In early 2010 a Bandidos was stabbed in Kiel shortly after shots had been fired at the house of a Hells Angels leader.
The club's lineage has military origins: its name is believed to come from former members of the Hells Angels Bomber B-17 Group from the Second World War.
In the lawsuit filed in California, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corp say the movie characters wear Hells Angels logos.
The Kingdom of Hell is a tour-de-force montage that evokes the totality of war by violently yoking together clips from a variety of movies (Alexander Nevsky, Fort Apache, and Kiss Me Deadly among them), as well as all manner of newsreels.
Students graduating from the Hellu high school attracted the attention of local Hells Angels members for wearing a class shirt that read "Hellus Angels" and featured the organisation's "Deathshead" logo.
George Christie, spokesman for the Hells Angels in Ventura, said similar raids have happened before, and the organization will continue on.
Three bikers-two Hells Angels and one member of the Mongols-were killed in the brawl.
We have never been adjudicated a street gang in Ventura,'' he said, adding that the Hells Angels are more a culture or religion than a gang.
The move drew immediate objections from Hells Angels spokesman George Christie Jr.
The lawsuit filed on behalf of the Hells Angels claimed that members were targeted for tickets and searches as they made their way along the Ronald Reagan Freeway to the Elks Lodge on Kuehner Drive.
Nine local Hells Angels members have been arrested and $350,000 in drugs seized following a 16-month investigation by authorities who said the suspects sold drugs on streets and in schools across Ventura County.
The president of the local Hells Angels chapter said Wednesday that prosecutors had ``crossed the line'' in their investigation of him by raiding the homes of his mother and daughter.
The president of the Ventura chapter of the Hells Angels and his wife were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing narcotics and possessing narcotics for sale, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.