Hail-columbia



noun, Slang.
1.
hell (used as a euphemism):
He caught Hail Columbia for coming home late.

interjection

A mild exclamation of emphasis, annoyance, etc: Hail Columbia, can’t I ever go?

noun phrase

Punitive measures; a rebuke; hell: They’ll give me hail Columbia when they know

[1854+; a euphemism for hell]

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