Definition of like a bull at a gate in English:

like a bull at a gate

phrase

  • Taking action hastily and without thought.

    ‘I try not to analyse anything—I just go in like a bull at a gate’
    • ‘He was like a bull at a gate, or a dog without a lead, but being the cub scout I was, the motto was ‘Be prepared… for anything’.’’
    • ‘He was up in his room getting another coat and in his usual hurry to do everything like a bull at a gate, he slipped and decided to finish the steps off headfirst.’
    • ‘I pushed him away across the car port and he came back like a bull at a gate when I pushed him again.’
    • ‘They should give people warning - not just go round like a bull at a gate and take everything off.’
    • ‘In fact as soon as he saw London he went at it like a bull at a gate, and the brothels and coffee houses held him spellbound to the extent that he returned to London over and over eventually settling in the city.’