like the clappers

like the clappers
like the clappers (informal)
At top speed
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Main Entry:clap

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like the clappers
Brit informal : very fast

We drove/ran like the clappers.

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Main Entry:clapper

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like the ˈclappers idiom
(BrE, informal) extremely fast

to

run/ride/drive like the clappers
Main entry:clapperidiom

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  • like the clappers — If something is going like the clappers, it is going very fast …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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

  • like the clappers — adverb Very hard, very rapidly. After hurling their insults, they ran like the clappers to get away. Syn: like the clappers of fuck, like the clappers of hell …   Wiktionary

  • like the clappers — British, informal very quickly. He works like the clappers he ll have it finished in no time! They ran like the clappers when the policeman came round the corner …   New idioms dictionary

  • like the clappers —    If something is going like the clappers, it is going very fast.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • like the clappers — Phrs. Very quickly, very hard. E.g. We ran like the clappers. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Like the clappers —   If something is going like the clappers, it is going very fast …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • like the clappers Brit. — like the clappers Brit. informal very fast or hard. → clapper …   English new terms dictionary

  • go like the clappers — Vrb phrs. To go speedily. E.g. We went like the clappers and just made it in time …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • go like the clappers — go/run/drive etc/like the clappers british informal phrase to go run drive etc extremely fast Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

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