to beat the band
phrasal in a very energetic or forceful manner <
talking away to beat the band
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to beat the band — informal in such a way as to surpass all competition they were talking to beat the band * * * to beat the band US informal : in a very forceful or obvious way He was snoring to beat the band. [=he was snoring very loudly] • • • Main Entry: ↑band… …   Useful english dictionary

  • to\ beat\ the\ band — adv. phr. informal At great speed; with much noise or commotion. Used after to . The fire engines were going down the road to beat the band. The audience cheered and stamped and clapped to beat the band …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to beat the band — mod. very hard and very fast. □ He’s selling computers to beat the band since he started advertising. □ She worked to beat the band to get ready for this …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • to beat the band — adverb Very vigorously; at a frantic pace; to a high degree; in large quantities. Fifty dollars gold d buy beer to beat the band enough to drown me if I fell in head first. Syn: a lot …   Wiktionary

  • to beat the band — with lots of energy, like crazy, like mad    Aunt Jemima was making pancakes to beat the band …   English idioms

  • to beat the band informal, — to beat the band informal, chiefly N. Amer. so as to surpass all competition. → beat …   English new terms dictionary

  • beat the band — (informal) To be the best (esp in the phrase to beat the band so as to beat everything) • • • Main Entry: ↑band …   Useful english dictionary

  • beat the band — {adv. phr.}, {informal} At great speed; with much noise or commotion. Used after to . * /The fire engines were going down the road to beat the band./ * /The audience cheered and stamped and clapped to beat the band./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat the band — {adv. phr.}, {informal} At great speed; with much noise or commotion. Used after to . * /The fire engines were going down the road to beat the band./ * /The audience cheered and stamped and clapped to beat the band./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat\ the\ band — adv. phr. informal At great speed; with much noise or commotion. Used after to . The fire engines were going down the road to beat the band. The audience cheered and stamped and clapped to beat the band …   Словарь американских идиом

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