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get hell

Definition of get hell in English:

informal Be severely reprimanded: she got hell on the way home
More example sentences
  • Of course, nothing is sweeter to a kid than imagining their parent getting hell from some other bigger older parent.
  • I get hell when I get home: ‘These stains will NEVER come out.’
  • Or just about anything, because trying to spare the person that I'm seeing or involved with at that time because it seems to be a lot of - I mean, he's probably going to get hell if he went home, if he said the truth and went home.
Synonyms
be severely reprimanded, be upbraided, be scolded, get a scolding, be admonished, be castigated, be rebuked, be chastised, be censured, be criticized severely, be taken to task, get into trouble, be hauled over the coals
informal catch it, get what for, be told off, get into hot/deep water, get into shtook, get a dressing-down, get an earful, get a roasting, get a rocket, get a rollicking, get a rap over the knuckles, get a slap on the wrist
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