like hell

idiom

Definition of like hell

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!"

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“Like hell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20hell. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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