the dickens

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informal + old-fashioned
used to make a statement or question more forcefulWhat the dickens do you mean?We'll have to work like the dickens to finish this project.(US) It scared/frightened the dickens out of people.(US) She's as cute as the dickens.

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“The dickens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20dickens. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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