spread like wildfire

spread like wildfire
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

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spread with great speed

the news had spread like wildfire

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spread like ˈwildfire idiom
(of news, etc.) to become known by more and more people very quickly

Rumours of his death spread like wildfire.

Main entry:spreadidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 — ► spread like wildfire spread with great speed. Main Entry: ↑wildfire …   English terms dictionary

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  • spread like wildfire —    If something such as news, rumours or gossip spreads like wildfire, it becomes widely known very fast.     As soon as the nomination was announced, the news spread like wildfire …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • spread like wildfire — 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 …   English dictionary

  • spread like wildfire — verb To spread or disseminate rapidly or uncontrollably. The virus spread like wildfire throughout the Internet …   Wiktionary

  • spread\ like\ wildfire — v. phr. To spread uncontrollably and rapidly. Bad news has a tendency to spread like wildfire …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • spread like wildfire — spread with great speed. → wildfire …   English new terms dictionary

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