run like the clappers

run like the clappers
to go run drive etc extremely fast
Thesaurus: to move somewhere quicklysynonym
Main entry: clapper

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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

  • 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

  • drive 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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  • clapper — UK [ˈklæpə(r)] / US [ˈklæpər] noun [countable] Word forms clapper : singular clapper plural clappers the small metal object inside a bell that hits against the bell to make it ring • go/run/drive etc like the clappers British informal to… …   English dictionary

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