there would be hell to pay

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English term or phrase:there would be hell to pay
Portuguese translation:o bicho iria pegar
Entered by: Oliveira Simões

19:08 May 23, 2018
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English term or phrase: there would be hell to pay
"My ex made it clear to the entire faculty and staff of the school that if they permitted my driver—or any of my employees—to pick up our kids from school, there would be hell to pay."

Estou procurando uma expressão, de preferência idiomática, em PT-Br que traduza o sentido do original e mantenha a ideia central (inferno, diabo, etc). Pensei em "iria virar um capeta", "iria infernizá-los", "o troco seria o inferno". O que os colegas opinam? Alguma outra sugestão?
Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 04:34


Summary of answers provided
4vai dar merda
airmailrpl
4vai-lhes sair caro
Teresa Borges
4as consequências seriam infernais
Vinicius Guerreiro
4... e que me faria OU ... far-me-ia a vida num inferno.
Leonor Machado
3teria o diabo (a bater-lhe) à porta
Ana Vozone


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vai-lhes sair caro


Explanation:
Em PT(pt), diria assim

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ou vão ter de pagar caro...

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ou ainda:
vai ser o inferno em vida...

Teresa Borges
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... e que me faria OU ... far-me-ia a vida num inferno.


Explanation:


Leonor Machado
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as consequências seriam infernais


Explanation:
http://www.aulete.com.br/Infernal

1. Fig. Que é medonho, horrível, diabólico (plano infernal).
2. Fig. Que tem a maldade dos demônios (coração infernal).
3. Fig. Que é insuportável, intenso, forte, atroz (dor infernal).

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https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/hell-to...

Serious consequences

Vinicius Guerreiro
Brazil
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teria o diabo (a bater-lhe) à porta


Explanation:
Mais uma sugestão.

Ana Vozone
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vai dar merda


Explanation:
there would be hell to pay => vai dar merda

VAI DAR MERDA - o que é, significado | Qual é a gíria?
www.qualeagiria.com.br/giria/vai-dar-merda/
Significado de "VAI DAR MERDA": Expressão que indica que algo vai dar errado, que não vai dar certo, que não vai prestar, que algo ruim vai acontecer.

airmailrpl
Brazil
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