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