A phrase taken from the last of the three letters sent to Scotland Yard police from the infamous serial killer "Jack the Ripper." It is especially famous for its gruesome contents: a letter to the police chief and half of a kidney of one of his victims (the letter claims he ate the other half).
The text of the letter reads:
I send you half the Kidne I took from one women prasarved it for you tother piece I fried and ate it was very nise. I may send you the bloody knif that took it out if you only wate a whil longer
Catch me when you can Mishter Lusk
A phrase first devised by comedian Richard Lewis, describing the worst of something, as in: "The ... from hell." Can be used to describe an awful incident, person, object, experience etc.
She was the nanny from hell. First she went berserk and started screaming in front of my child, and then she attacked my wife and threw her off the balcony.
Similarly used as "of doom
," the phrase "from Hell" is an add-on that signifies what's wretched, horrible, abysmal, very bad, awful, infernal, etc. about something.
Getting his candy bar taken from his pocket by some brat kid. Then, getting his apartment burglarized. Then, getting erectile dysfunction while having sex with his very hot girlfriend. Then, getting dumped by his girlfriend. Then, getting dumped on by a flock of seagulls afterwards. Then, flunking the SAT. Then, getting fired from his job. Then, realizing he was too broke to pay his bills. Then, being forced from his apartment. Then, knowing that his mom had died from a heart attack. Then, knowing that his dad also died in a construction yard accident. Yep, for Mike that certainly was the day from Hell.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention this as the closing finale to his day. Then, going back from the local bar to his cardboard shack in the alley wasted with the Virgin Mary wearing a bikini top and miniskirt and then waking up the next morning naked next to the disgusting 400-pound demonic beast-woman from Hell.
Mark H. Proud UD author since February 2004.
wretched, accursed, infernal
Little did I know that the storm from hell was on it's way.