What the hell

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - what the hell

"What the hell?"

used to intensify 'what'


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - what the hell

"what the hell"

it's not important;

who cares;

why not


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - what the hell

A wife is arriving home after a day at work ...

Wife:  The house is a disaster. Couldn't you have cleaned up a little?

Husband:  I was too depressed from being unemployed.

Wife: Did you look for work today?

Husband:  No.

Wife:  So you didn't look for work and you didn't do anything around here.  What the hell did you do all day?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - what the hell

Two colleagues are talking on a Thursday afternoon ...

Colleague 1:  Work is pretty slow this week. Let's take the day off tomorrow and go golfing.

Colleague 2:  We have been working hard lately and we should reward ourselves once in a while so, what the hell, let's go golfing tomorrow.

What the hell - Usage:


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What the hell - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for what the hell.

What the hell - Examples:

1)  And what I want to know is, what the hell do I do?

2)  What the hell is so wrong with me that I don't have friends and cant make them ...

3)  I'm off line, and they're not -- what the hell happened?

4)  What the hell is wrong with you?

5)  Lakers were being eliminated from the playoffs and he no doubt figured 'what the hell' and shot up a long brick.

6)  It'd be nice if you knew what the hell you were ranting about.

7)  ... there is no guilt complex. But what the hell, some people are mentally deficient and need the PETA movement.

8)  Well if you won't, what the hell, maybe I will.

9)  What the hell are you talking about? 

10)  I had no idea what the hell he was saying or how it related to the future.

11)  You don't know what the hell you are talking about.

12)  Romney and Ryan need to figure out what the hell they agree on.

13)  Of all the rivers in the world to choose, what the hell, let's end the most productive anadromous fish runs humanity's ever seen.

14)  I kept wondering what the hell was wrong with me.

15)  What the hell else would I do with my life at this time? 

16)  What the hell is this?

17)  I'm writing it anyway because what the hell else do I have to write about right now?

18)  It was unusual, but what the hell? He had a little time, didn't he?

19)  What the hell kind of laws do we need right now?

20)  What the hell kind of advice is this?