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hell on

Definition of hell on

US informal + somewhat impolite

  1. —used to describe something that causes a lot of damage or trouble <Running can be hell on your knees.> <His constant traveling was hell on their relationship.>



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hellplay
  1. :  a nether world in which the dead continue to exist :  hades

    :  error, sin

    :  a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness


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