informal Suddenly there is pandemonium: the police arrived one night and all hell broke loose
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- Suddenly all hell broke loose and everybody dived for cover.… It was only later that the man's story emerged.
- Suddenly, all hell broke loose and a couple of compartments were set on fire.
- Suddenly all hell broke loose as one of the suspects struggled free, grabbed a knife and attacked an unarmed officer.
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