Hail Columbia

hell (used as a euphemism): He caught Hail Columbia for coming home late.
[1840-50, Amer.]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hail, Columbia — was the unofficial national anthem of the United States until its replacement in 1931 by the officially mandated Star Spangled Banner . It was originally composed by Philip Phile in 1789 for the inauguration of George Washington, titled The… …   Wikipedia

  • hail Columbia — ☆ hail Columbia n. [euphemism for HELL] [Old Slang] a severe beating, punishment, scolding, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hail columbia — noun Usage: usually capitalized H&C Etymology: euphemism; from Hail Columbia (1798), patriotic song by Joseph Hopkinson died 1842 American jurist : hell give them Hail Columbia * * * Slang. hell (used as a euphemism): He caught Hail Columbia for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hail Columbia — Partitur von 1861 Hail, Columbia („Heil Dir, Columbia“) ist ein patriotisches Lied der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, welches 1789 unter dem Titel The President s March von Philipp Phile für die Inauguration George Washingtons komponiert wurde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hail, Columbia — Partitur von 1861 Hail, Columbia („Heil Dir, Columbia“) ist ein patriotisches Lied der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, welches 1789 unter dem Titel The President s March von Philipp Phile für die Inauguration George Washingtons komponiert wurde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hail Columbia — Hail, Columbia …   Википедия

  • Hail Columbia —    American    an expression of annoyance    Hail from hell and Columbia from America:     I got Hail Columbia from father for that escapade. (Sullivan, 1953)    To raise Hail Columbia is to cause a fuss …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Columbia Pictures — Industries, Inc. The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Type Subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment Industry Film Founded Los …   Wikipedia

  • Columbia (Personifikation) — Columbia als weibliche Personifizierung der USA von Paul Stahr, 1. Weltkrieg Columbia war eine poetische Bezeichnung für die USA bzw. für Nordamerika, die im 18. Jahrhundert entstanden ist und im 20. Jahrhun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Columbia — poetic name for United States of America, earlier for the British colonies there, 1730s, also the nation s female personification, from name of Christopher COLUMBUS (Cf. Columbus) (also see COLOMBIA (Cf. Colombia)) with Latin country ending ia. A …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.