Definitions

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  • n. dire consequences

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Examples

  • You listen and.yoU. listen good, they'll be hell to pay if I'm not st uP in my rightful place as daddy ..

    Blood Test

  • "There's going to be hell to pay about those phones," LuEllen said, tongue in cheek.

    The Empress File

  • The Chief will have to call the Yard in now; there'll be hell to pay I can tell you.

    A Murder of Quality

  • Old Roman Villa’s taking us for Prayers and there’ll be hell to pay if I’m late.’

    A Guilty Thing Surprised

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