hell week


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hell′ week`


n.
the week of hazing before initiation into a college fraternity or sorority.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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I struggled the same way my batch mates did: battling sleepless nights, practicing for return demonstrations of various nursing procedures and taking on surprise quizzes and the dreaded exam hell week every semester.
Such setbacks are aplenty at UP, especially during the so-called "hell week, " where students are caught up in a dizzy mix of requirements.
Dubliner John Kenny, 36, reached the final of RTE's gripping Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week on Thursday.
David, who also appeared in SAS: Ultimate Hell Week three years ago, was drafted into the show after the producers discovered his athletic prowess and unique look.
Jeff blew through basic training and went to BUDS where hour by hour, day by day, he completed the grueling 6-month program, including the infamous "Hell Week." After this, Jeff went on to SEAL Qualification Training--another 6-month course--before becoming a full-fledged team member.
Below are comments on our piece about tech week, "Taking the Hell Out of Hell Week."
I was told that I could only be on the team if I made it through "hell week" the first week of training.
Mae'r gwr o Landwrog yn athletwr treiathlon profiadol, ac wedi profi ei gryfder wrth orffen yn y tri olaf yng nghyfres BBC, Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week. Ond mater o oroesi, yn hytrach na chystadlu, oedd o i Huw y tro hwn.
Key shows that Showmax subscribers can look forward to include Planet Earth II, Call the Midwife Series, The Durrell's Series 1 & 2, The Collection and Special Forces:Ultimate Hell Week Series 1 & 2.
He has become a TV regular, including hosting his own shows such as Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week. He has had deals with Audi, Puma and Red Bull and owns several homes.
Ivy league fraternity pledges are forced into hell during hell week in this 2017 dramedy. 
He arrived midway through the trip during hell week. We were running around like crazy, picking up art supplies, hitting the darkroom to print and obviously skating.