play hell with

play hell with
play hell with see under ↑play
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Main Entry:Hell

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play hell with (or Brit play merry hell with)
: to cause many problems for (someone or something) : to have a very bad effect on (someone or something)

High oil prices are playing hell with the nation's economy.

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Main Entry:hell

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • play hell with someone or something — AND play the devil with someone or something tv. to cause difficulty for someone or something. □ You know that this cake is going to play hell with my diet. □ Your decision plays hell with all my friends …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • play hell with — cause major trouble, cause huge problems …   English contemporary dictionary

  • play hell with — idi+sts inf to injure or disrupt …   From formal English to slang

  • play (merry) hell with — informal phrase to cause trouble for someone or something The fog played merry hell with the traffic. Thesaurus: to cause problems for someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • play (merry) hell with (something) — informal to stop something from working as it should. The power cuts played merry hell with our computer systems …   New idioms dictionary

  • play (merry) hell with something — play (merry) ˈhell with sth/sb idiom (BrE, informal) to affect sth/sb badly • Driving on these rough roads has played hell with my tyres. Main entry: ↑hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • play (merry) hell with somebody — play (merry) ˈhell with sth/sb idiom (BrE, informal) to affect sth/sb badly • Driving on these rough roads has played hell with my tyres. Main entry: ↑hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • hell with — ▪ To upset, disorganize ▪ To damage ● play …   Useful english dictionary

  • play hell — I informal make a fuss; create havoc ■ cause damage the rough road played hell with the tires II see hell …   Useful english dictionary

  • play hell —  Create an uproar, fuss, etc. (and in numerous similar contexts, e.g. Rich food always plays bell with my digestion) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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