What the hell did you say

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Definition

What the hell did you say? (familiar): What the heck, the blazes did you say? What did you say God damn it?
idiom

hell: abyss, underworld, Hades, inferno, the abode of the damned
noun
The term 'hell' is often used idiomatically to add emphasis and a familiar tone:

What the hell are you doing here? What the heck are you doing here?
To hell with love! I don't care about love!
to be mad as hell to be really mad

Examples

  • "Harold : What the hell did you say?"

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