like the clappers Brit.

like the clappers Brit.
like the clappers Brit.
informal
very fast or hard.

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  • like the clappers — (informal) At top speed • • • Main Entry: ↑clap * * * like the clappers Brit informal : very fast We drove/ran like the clappers. • • • Main Entry: ↑clapper * * * like the ˈclappers …   Useful english dictionary

  • like the clappers — ► like the clappers Brit. informal very fast or hard. Main Entry: ↑clapper …   English terms dictionary

  • at/on the double — VERY QUICKLY, as fast as one s legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, at (full) speed, at full tilt, as fast as possible; informal double quick, like (greased) lightning, like the wind, like a scalded cat,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clap·per — /ˈklæpɚ/ noun, pl pers [count] : a metal ball that hangs inside a bell and hits the inside of the bell to make it ring like the clappers Brit informal : very fast We drove/ran like the clappers …   Useful english dictionary

  • clapper — noun the tongue or striker of a bell. Phrases like the clappers Brit. informal very fast or hard …   English new terms dictionary

  • clapper — n. the tongue or striker of a bell. Phrases and idioms: like the clappers Brit. sl. very fast or hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • (at) full tilt — 1 they charged full tilt down the side of the hill: (AT) FULL SPEED, (at) full pelt, as fast as one s legs can carry one, at a gallop, helter skelter, headlong, pell mell, at breakneck speed; informal hell for leather, at the double, a mile a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • National Express Coaches — This article is about the company responsible for most long distance bus and coach services in Great Britain and the brand it uses. For its parent company, see National Express Group. National Express Coach …   Wikipedia

  • quickly — adverb 1) he walked quickly Syn: fast, swiftly, briskly, rapidly, speedily, at full tilt, at a gallop, at the double, post haste, hotfoot; informal like (greased) lightning, hell for leather, like blazes, like the wind; Brit.; informal …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • hell for leather — VERY FAST, very quickly, rapidly, speedily, swiftly, hurriedly, at full tilt, at full pelt, headlong, hotfoot, post haste, helter skelter, at the speed of light, at breakneck speed; informal like a bat out of hell, like the wind, like greased… …   Useful english dictionary

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