World of pain
Posted by ESC on February 08, 2005
In Reply to: World of pain posted by Gary Martin on February 08, 2005
: In the the Coen brothers' Big Lebowski there's a character who threatens people with 'you are about to enter a world of pain'. I've heard this used elsewhere a few times recently.
: Did the Coen's make this up or was it already in use? I don't recall hearing it the UK before the film came out.
In the U.S. I've heard, "You're going to be in a world of hurt."
- World of pain (detective work) Word Camel 08/February/05