with a vengeance


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ven·geance

 (vĕn′jəns)
n.
Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
Idiom:
with a vengeance
1. With great violence or force.
2. To an extreme degree: December has turned cold with a vengeance.

[Middle English, from Old French, from vengier, to avenge, from Latin vindicāre; see vindicate.]
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