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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.
Translations of “all hell breaks loose”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頓時亂成一團(尤指人們突然爭吵、打鬥起來)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顿时乱作一团(尤指人们突然争吵、打斗起来)…
(Definition of all hell breaks loose from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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