to hell and back

Definition of to hell and back

informal

  1. :  through a very difficult or unpleasant situation that often lasts for a long time She's been to hell and back since her daughter became ill.

Word by Word Definitions

hellplay
  1. :  a nether world in which the dead continue to exist :  hades

    :  error, sin

    :  a place or state of misery, torment, or wickedness

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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