like wildfire
phrasal very rapidly <
the news spread like wildfire
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • like wildfire — informal : very quickly The new fad spread like wildfire. • • • Main Entry: ↑wildfire …   Useful english dictionary

  • like wildfire — If something happens or spreads like wildfire, it happens very quickly and intensely …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • like wildfire — everywhere very quickly. The new dance has caught on like wildfire in all the popular clubs. Scandal spreads like wildfire around this office. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of wildfire (= a fire that burns out of control) …   New idioms dictionary

  • like wildfire —    If something happens or spreads like wildfire, it happens very quickly and intensely.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • like wildfire — very rapidly and with unchecked force …   From formal English to slang

  • spread like wildfire — phrase if information spreads like wildfire, a lot of people hear about it in a short period of time The rumour that he had left spread like wildfire. Thesaurus: to be, or to become knownsynonym Main entry: wildfire * * * I see …   Useful english dictionary

  • spread like wildfire — {v. phr.} To spread uncontrollably and rapidly. * /Bad news has a tendency to spread like wildfire./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spread like wildfire — {v. phr.} To spread uncontrollably and rapidly. * /Bad news has a tendency to spread like wildfire./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Spreadin' Like Wildfire — Infobox Album Name = Spreadin Like Wildfire Type = studio Artist = The Archers Released = 1981 Recorded = MCA Whitney Studios, Glendale, California, 1981 Genre = Christian Length = Label = Songbird/MCA Producer = Dony McGuire Reviews = Last album …   Wikipedia

  • spread like wildfire — if disease or news spreads like wildfire, it quickly affects or becomes known by more and more people. Once one child in the school has become infected, the disease spreads like wildfire. Scandal spreads like wildfire round here …   New idioms dictionary

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