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milimi
 
Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2015 01:26 pm
Hello,

Could somebody help me please?
What is the meaning of this idiom :
"they embarrassed the hell out of you"?

Thank you.
 
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2015 01:47 pm
They embarrassed you very much

The idiomatic phrase 'the hell out of' is used when an action has a strong effect on things or people.

The idiom is composed thus:

action the hell out of thing or things, person or persons

John scared the hell out of me.
Mary surprised the hell out of her parents.
The criminal beat the hell out of him.
The crash bent the hell out of my bicycle.

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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2015 01:49 pm
Why did you post this twice?

That irritates the hell out of me.
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contrex
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jan, 2015 03:44 pm
Note that similar idioms can be made using other phrases than "the hell"

e.g:

the heck
the daylights
the ****
the devil
the Jesus
the living Jesus
the living Lord Jesus
the mother of God
the holy mother of God
Jesus Mary and Joseph

(etc)
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