blazes
   hell
   The eternal fires burn sinners, without consuming the body or making it insensible to pain:
    You can count on J. B. to blazes and beyond. (Fraser, 1977)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • blazes — euphemism for Hell, 1818, plural of BLAZE (Cf. blaze) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blazes — /ˈbleɪzəz/ (say blayzuhz) Colloquial –plural noun 1. hell. –phrase 2. go to blazes, (an exclamation of dismissal, contempt, anger, etc.) 3. (in) the (blue) blazes, (an intensifier): *Well what the blazes do you want to come in here looking like… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blazes — 1. noun hell Where the blazes were you? 2. adverb hellishly, extremely It gets blazes hot here in the summer …   Wiktionary

  • blazes — n. go to blazes! ( damn you! ) * * * go to blazes! ( damn you! ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • blazes — Go to (blue) blazes …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blazes — bleɪz n. flame; glowing light; ignition, flaring up v. flare up, ignite; glow, shine; be publicized …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blazes — informal used as a euphemism for ‘hell’. → blaze …   English new terms dictionary

  • blažės — blãžės sf. pl. Šts pėdės (puodui ar duonkubiliui pastatyti) …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • BLAZES — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blazes Boylan — Hugh (“Blazes”) Boylan= Hugh (“Blazes”) Boylan is a fictional character from the James Joyce novel Ulysses. He is the manager for Marion Bloom’s upcoming concert in Belfast. Blazes Boylan is well known and well liked around town, but comes across …   Wikipedia

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