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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.
Translations of “for the hell of it”
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅僅為了好玩,只是取樂而已…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅仅为了好玩,只是取乐而已…
(Definition of for the hell of it from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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