Definition of like a man (or woman) possessed in English:

like a man (or woman) possessed

phrase

  • In a frenzy; madly.

    ‘the striker charged down on goal like a man possessed’
    • ‘Be that as it may, I have been shredding papers like a man possessed.’
    • ‘He will either hit you or simply carry on dancing around in front of you like a man possessed.’
    • ‘I fight like there is no tomorrow, I fight like a man possessed.’
    • ‘This time around, perhaps reinvigorated by his assistant captaincy at the Ryder Cup, he has performed, well, like a man possessed.’
    • ‘Tom Hingley bounds the stage like a man possessed.’
    • ‘A few weeks ago I wrote about how I was like a woman possessed buying tea towels and so on.’
    • ‘Andrews, of late, seems like a man possessed.’
    • ‘I recall being impressed at one point in my career by a guy down the hall from me, who was working like a man possessed.’
    • ‘"He was like a man possessed," said a witness.’
    • ‘In the second-half he played like a man possessed.’