hell's bells

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hell's bells

  1. (mildly vulgar) An expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, or frustration.


hell's bells pl (plural only)

  1. Datura stramonium (jimsonweed)


  • (expression of surprise): For semantic relationships of this sense, see wow in the Thesaurus.
  • (expression of disgust): For semantic relationships of this sense, see dammit in the Thesaurus.

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