catch hell

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of catch hell

chiefly US, informal + somewhat impolite
: to be yelled at or criticized in a very angry and severe way
  • She caught hell (from her boss) for coming in late.

Word by Word Definitions

catch play
  1. : to capture or seize especially after pursuit

  2. : to take or entangle in or as if in a snare

  3. : deceive

  1. : something caught

  2. : the act, action, or fact of catching

  3. : a game in which a ball is thrown and caught

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

  2. : the nether realm of the devil and the demons in which condemned people suffer everlasting punishment

  3. : error, sin


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