catch hell

Catch hell
If you catch hell, you get into trouble or get scolded. ('Catch heck' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • catch hell — catch (or get) hell informal be severely reprimanded Paul kept his mouth shut and looked apologetic we got hell * * * catch hell see ↑hell • • • Main Entry: ↑catch catch hell chiefly US informal + somewhat impolite : to be yelled at or criticized …   Useful english dictionary

  • catch hell — catch/get hell American & Australian, informal if you are going to catch hell, someone will be very angry with you. We re going to catch hell when she finds out we used her car …   New idioms dictionary

  • catch hell — [B] get a scolding or lecture, get it, get shit [B]    Did you catch hell for cheating? Yes. The teacher lectured me and gave me zero on the exam …   English idioms

  • catch hell — verb be severely reprimanded, punished, or beaten …   Wiktionary

  • catch hell (for something) — tv. to get severely reprimanded for (doing) something. □ I knew I’d catch hell for it. □ Somebody is going to catch hell for this! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hell — like, adj. /hel/, n. 1. the place or state of punishment of the wicked after death; the abode of evil and condemned spirits; Gehenna or Tartarus. 2. any place or state of torment or misery: They made their father s life a hell on earth. 3.… …   Universalium

  • hell — See: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, GO THROUGH HELL AND HIGH WATER, HELL ON WHEELS, LIKE HELL, TO HELL WITH, UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER, WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hell — [hel] n. [ME helle < OE hel (akin to Ger hölle, hell & ON Hel, the underworld goddess, HEL) < base of helan, to cover, hide < IE base * k̑el , to hide, cover up > L celare, to hide] 1. [often H ] Bible the place where the spirits of… …   English World dictionary

  • hell — hell1 W3S1 [hel] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(when you die)¦ 2¦(suffering)¦ 3¦(unpleasant situation)¦ 4 what/how/why/where etc the hell? 5 a/one hell of a something 6 go to hell! 7 feel/look like hell 8 beat/surprise/scare the hell out of somebody 9 (just) for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hell — 1 /hel/ noun 1 UNPLEASANT SITUATION (singular, uncountable) informal a situation, experience, or place that is very unpleasant: Central London was hell the Saturday before Christmas. | sheer hell (=extremely unpleasant): “How was your exam?”… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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