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English definition of “all hell breaks loose”

all hell breaks loose

informal
If all hell breaks loose , a situation suddenly becomes violent and noisy , especially with people arguing or fighting : One policeman drew his gun and then suddenly all hell broke loose .Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyUncontrolled
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