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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.
See also: fury, hath, hell, like, no, scorn, woman

pour scorn on (one's) head

To speak about something with a lot of contempt, disdain, or disrespect. My mother always poured scorn on my hapless father whenever he spoke up about anything. It's fine to offer criticisms of their ideas, but don't just pour scorn on them.
See also: head, on, pour, scorn

heap scorn on (one's) head

To speak about something with a lot of contempt, disdain, or disrespect. My mother always heaped scorn on my hapless father whenever he spoke up about anything. It's fine to offer criticisms of their ideas, but don't just heap scorn on them.
See also: head, heap, on, scorn

laugh (someone or something) to scorn

To mock or ridicule someone; to subject someone to scorn, derision, or contempt. At the time, the senator was laughed to scorn for his assertion that climate change could threaten human survival. They just laughed my idea to scorn during the meeting.
See also: laugh, scorn

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.
See also: fury, hell, like, no, of, scorn, type

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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hold someone or something up to scorn

Fig. to single out someone or something for repudiation. The entire crowd held Randy up to scorn for his part in the riot. The disappointed fans held up the losing team to scorn.
See also: hold, scorn, up

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.'
See also: fury, hath, hell, like, no, scorn, woman

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

a woman who has been rejected by a man can be ferociously angry and vindictive. proverb
See also: fury, hath, hell, like, no, scorn, woman

laugh someone or something to scorn

ridicule someone or something.
This is a biblical idiom: see, for example, Job 12:4: ‘I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn’ or Matthew 9:24: ‘He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.’

heap/pour ˈscorn on somebody/something

speak about somebody/something in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them: She poured scorn on his plans to get rich quickly.
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During the Vietnam era, facts seemed to become irrelevant to presidents who scornfully dismissed information that did not support their world agenda.
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That, the paper added, "means enlisting help from some of the same Arab neighbors and European allies whose opinions and suggestions were scornfully ignored before the invasion".
David was a teacher of the theology of the cross, an unabashed practitioner of what some scornfully call "gospel reductionism.
As he scornfully noted, the White House has shown little inclination to talk to Osama bin Laden.
Ivory-tower ideologues sometimes act as though that were not the case, praising teachers while scornfully deriding NEA.
Every unfortunate society saddled with a police state has scornfully labeled the citizen informants who play the most important role in enforcing conformity to the ruling elite's will.
Jordan, which had been importing Iraqi oil at bargain prices for years, shattered relations on March 23 by expelling three Iraqi diplomats for what it called internal security reasons (see Jordan), prompting Iraqi FM Naji Sabri to scornfully accuse Amman of following US orders.
Revisionist historians have scornfully dismissed that and similar statements as ex post facto rationalizations, unsupported by archival evidence.
Asked in 1935 if the pope might prove to be an ally of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin is said to have replied scornfully, "The pope?
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