play merry hell with

Definition of play merry hell with

British

  1. :  to cause many problems for (someone or something) :  to have a very bad effect on (someone or something) High food prices are playing merry hell with the nation's economy.

Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

merryplay
  1. :  giving pleasure :  delightful

    :  full of gaiety or high spirits :  mirthful

    :  marked by festivity or gaiety

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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