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hell to pay

noun phrase

A very large fuss with dangerous implications; violent repercussions: Hell to pay, in other words, for anyone who was unyielding (1901+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with hell to pay

hell to pay

Great trouble, as in If we're wrong there'll be hell to pay. [ c. 1800 ]
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