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go to hell and back

informal
to live through an extremely unpleasant, difficult, or painful experience: I've been to hell and back over this court case.
Translations of “go to hell and back”
in Chinese (Traditional) 到鬼門關前走了一回,經歷劫難…
in Chinese (Simplified) 到地狱走了一遭,经历劫难…
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