all hell breaks loose Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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all hell breaks loose

informal If all hell ​breaksloose, a ​situationsuddenlybecomesviolent and ​noisy, ​especially with ​peoplearguing or ​fighting: One ​policemandrew his ​gun and then ​suddenly all hell ​brokeloose.
(Definition of all hell breaks loose from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “all hell breaks loose”
in Chinese (Simplified) 顿时乱作一团(尤指人们突然争吵、打斗起来)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頓時亂成一團(尤指人們突然爭吵、打鬥起來)…
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