like hell

adverb
1. with great speed or effort or intensity (Freq. 2)
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drove like crazy

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worked like hell to get the job done

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ran like sin for the storm cellar

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work like thunder

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fought like the devil

Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism
2. used ironically to indicate the opposite of what is stated
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says he'll help me? Like hell he will!


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • like hell — {adv.}, {slang}, {vulgar}, {avoidable} 1. With great vigor. * /As soon as they saw the cops, they ran like hell./ 2. {interj.} Not so; untrue; indicates the speaker s lack of belief in what he heard. * /Like hell you re gonna bring me my dough!/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like hell — ► like hell informal very fast, much, hard, etc. Main Entry: ↑hell …   English terms dictionary

  • like hell — 1. very much. It was raining like hell. 2. it is not true or it will not happen. You want me to apologize? Like hell I will! 3. very badly. My shoulder hurt like hell …   New idioms dictionary

  • like hell — cvb idi inf Informal. a) with great speed, effort, intensity, etc.: We ran like hell[/ex] b) Also, the hell. (used to emphasize a speaker s denial or disagreement): He says the motor won t break down? Like hell it won t![/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • Like hell! — exclam. That is not true!; I do not believe you! (Use caution with hell.) □ You’re going to a Dead concert! Like hell! □ Like hell, you are! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • like hell — I. not likely, no way, not    It s a goal! said the referee. Like hell it is! said the goalie. [b]II. [B] fast, go like stink    That dog can run like hell …   English idioms

  • like\ hell — adv slang vulgar avoidable 1. With great vigor. As soon as they saw the cops, they ran like hell. 2. interj. Not so; untrue; indicates the speaker s lack of belief in what he heard. Like hell you re gonna bring me my dough! …   Словарь американских идиом

  • like hell — if you fight, run or work like hell, you do it a lot or very quickly. We heard the alarm and ran like hell …   New idioms dictionary

  • like hell — 1) spoken with a lot of speed or effort I got out of the truck and ran like hell. 2) very informal used for showing that you doubt something or do not believe it He ll change his mind. Like hell he will! …   English dictionary

  • like hell! —  1. Very vigorously.    ♣ Run like hell!  2. Certainly not! Also like hell I (etc.) did! I most certainly did not! …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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