all hell broke loose
This page is about the idiom all hell broke looseINFORMAL
You can say "all hell broke loose" if a situation suddenly became violent or chaotic.
- I was walking through the station on my way to work when I heard this huge explosion, and then all hell broke loose.
- Everything was fine in the club until someone yelled, "Fire!" and then all hell broke loose as people started running and screaming and pushing each other.
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Contributor: Matt Errey