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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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