in the hell

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Definition of in the hell

informal + impolite
used to make a question more forcefulHow in the hell did that happen?

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“In the hell.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20hell. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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