like hell

idiom

informal + impolite
1
: very much
My back hurts like hell.
2
: with a lot of energy and speed
We've been working like hell since morning.
3
: very bad
This place looks like hell.
4
used to say in an angry and forceful way that one will not do something, does not agree, etc.
"It's your fault!" "Like hell it is!"

Examples of like hell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And don’t forget — everything will be running like hell. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 6 June 2024 Some farmers will take the deal, but their neighbors might fight like hell to stop you. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 All my clothes are soaked and my back hurts like hell. Leyton Cassidy, Longreads, 7 May 2024 Through it all, McDonough says his mission has remained the same: Be transparent, be accountable and fight like hell for vets. USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 All of which had hurt like hell, but never enough to sink me to the floor. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 This team lost #9 and still fought like hell for each other. Mike Bass Special To The Cincinnati Enquirer Usa Today Network, The Enquirer, 4 Jan. 2024 My adrenal glands were pumping their juices with a frequency that felt like hell on earth. Marina Gomberg, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Insert a safety wick into the bottle, light it and run like hell. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2023

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“Like hell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20hell. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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