Meaning of “like hell” in the English Dictionary

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"like hell" in British English

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like hell


C2 very much:

We ran like hell.
We worked like hell to finish the job.
It hurt like hell.

certainly not:

"Try to be polite to him." "Like hell I will!"

(Definition of “like hell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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