One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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