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like hell (2)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase like hell (2)

Meaning

You can say this if you're refusing to allow something, or refusing to do something.

For example

  • "I'm coming with you!"
    "Like hell you are! You're staying right here."

  • His lawyer told Jack he'd have to pay the fine, and Jack said, "Like hell! I'd rather go to jail!"

Note:
WARNING! This is very informal, and even regarded as swearing by some people, so don't use it unless you're virtually fluent and you understand when and how to use it.

Quick Quiz

Anna said, "I'm dropping out of college," and her father said,

a. "Like hell you aren't!"

b. "Like hell you are!"

c. "Like hell I am!"

Contributor: Matt Errey