Definition of like anything in English:

like anything


  • To a great degree.

    ‘they would probably worry like anything’
    • ‘There's a green haze on the trees, and the snowdrops are blooming like anything.’
    • ‘Once I get talking, I'll chatter away like anything.’
    • ‘On one side there is a tremendous financial crunch and on the other the ministers are spending money like anything.’
    • ‘Matthew grabbed the ball and ran like anything.’
    • ‘The bill was £220, but they complained like anything when we deducted it from their deposit.’
    • ‘When I came round I moaned; my head hurt like anything.’
    • ‘We've got to fight like anything to recover the position that we had even in 1945.’