Definition of like hell in English:

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like hell

informal
1Very fast, much, hard, etc. (used for emphasis): my head hurts like hell
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  • All I know is that my mouth hurts like hell and I've about as much chance of getting in to see my dentist this week as I have getting into a size 10 dress.
  • I didn't really think about it much as I grew up, unless I bashed my hand against something then the tiny scar hurt like hell.
  • Either way, it hurts like hell on my right side when I breathe in.
2Used in ironic expressions of scorn or disagreement: like hell, he thought
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  • Like hell he was going to let her win this easily, he thought angrily.
  • Yeah, like hell it is.
  • "Like hell you are," I tell him.
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