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holy hell

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holy hell

noun phrase

Vehement rebuke; severe punishment; hell, merry hell: I caught holy hell when the thing broke (1940s+)

Related Terms

catch hell, give someone hell

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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