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English definition of “for the hell of it”

for the hell of it

informal
If you do something for the hell of it, you do it without having any particular purpose or wish, but usually for enjoyment: I didn't know what I wanted to do, so I drove my van round Europe, just for the hell of it.Useless and futile
(Definition of for the hell of it from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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