One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very quickly or eagerly.‘I shot up the ladder like a rat up a drainpipe’
- ‘If it had been a victory, Craig would have been in there like a rat up a drainpipe to make sure he got full credit and lots of pictures in the local paper.’
- ‘Every time the door is opened, a woman snaps in front of us like a rat up a pipe.’
- ‘If the technology is truly feasible and saves money as they say it does, then the private market will be into it like a rat up a drainpipe.’
- ‘If these proposed "innovations" are so marvellous, why aren't private investors piling into them like a rat up a drainpipe!?’
- ‘The Australian Competition Consumer Commission will be on to monkey business concerning any price-gouging like a rat up a drainpipe.’
- ‘He ran away like a rat up a drainpipe.’
- ‘I can't help thinking if her children were bullied, she would be in the head's office like a rat up a drainpipe.’
- ‘She was like a rat up a drainpipe in her haste to get to Upper Harbour.’
- ‘If he sells the bank, which he has said he will do, then she will be on to him like a rat up a drainpipe.’
- ‘Give him an opening and he's in there, like a rat up a drainpipe.’
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