devil to pay
phrasal severe consequences — used with the <
there'll be the devil to pay if we're late
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  • devil to pay — {n. phr.} Great trouble. Used after the . * /There ll be the devil to pay when the teacher finds out who broke the window./ * /When Jim wrecked his father s car, there was the devil to pay./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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