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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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