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Meaning of HELL TO PAY

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  dire consequences; "when the pig ran away there was hell to pay"
 
 See Also: consequence, import, moment

 

 

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 Related Terms: bind, clutch, complication, crunch, embarrassing position, embarrassment, fine how-do-you-do, hobble, hot water, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, jam, mess, mix, morass, parlous straits, pass, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, quagmire, quicksand, scrape, slough, spot, squeeze, stew, sticky wicket, strait, straits, swamp, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, tricky spot, unholy mess
 

 

 

 

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