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what/where/how/why the devil

old-fashioned informal
used to give emphasis to a question: What the devil are you doing? Where the devil have you been?
Translations of “what/where/how/why the devil”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於強調問題)到底,究竟…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于强调问题)到底,究竟…
(Definition of what/where/how/why the devil from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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