play merry hell

play merry hell
play hell (or merry hell) informal create havoc or cause damage.
Main Entry: hell

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  • play merry hell — play (merry) hell informal to complain a lot or to behave very badly. She played merry hell about coming on this trip, but I think she enjoyed it in the end …   New idioms dictionary

  • play merry-hell — Vrb phrs. To be very angry. E.g. Your father will play merry hell if he finds you ve spent all your savings on a new CD player …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • play (merry) hell with — informal phrase to cause trouble for someone or something The fog played merry hell with the traffic. Thesaurus: to cause problems for someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • play (merry) hell with (something) — informal to stop something from working as it should. The power cuts played merry hell with our computer systems …   New idioms dictionary

  • play (merry) hell with something — play (merry) ˈhell with sth/sb idiom (BrE, informal) to affect sth/sb badly • Driving on these rough roads has played hell with my tyres. Main entry: ↑hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • play (merry) hell with somebody — play (merry) ˈhell with sth/sb idiom (BrE, informal) to affect sth/sb badly • Driving on these rough roads has played hell with my tyres. Main entry: ↑hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • play hell (or merry hell) Brit. — play hell (or merry hell) Brit. informal create havoc or cause damage. → hell …   English new terms dictionary

  • hell — ► NOUN 1) a place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering, often depicted as a place of perpetual fire beneath the earth to which the wicked are sent after death. 2) a state or place of great suffering. ►… …   English terms dictionary

  • play hell with — see under ↑play • • • Main Entry: ↑Hell * * * play hell with (or Brit play merry hell with) : to cause many problems for (someone or something) : to have a very bad effect on (someone or something) High oil prices are playing hell with the nation …   Useful english dictionary

  • play hell — play (merry) hell informal to complain a lot or to behave very badly. She played merry hell about coming on this trip, but I think she enjoyed it in the end …   New idioms dictionary

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