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- see wildfire
Spread with great speed.‘the news had spread like wildfire’
grow unchecked, grow profusely, run riot, spread like wildfire, ramble, straggleView synonyms
- ‘Sometimes it's word of mouth, playground chat that spreads like wildfire.’
- ‘Although the internet has dominated the discussion and study of new technologies, mobile telephony is the innovation that seems to be spreading like wildfire around the globe.’
- ‘China won't fully open its financial markets until the global community comes up with a workable mechanism that can contain financial disasters and prevent them from spreading like wildfire.’
- ‘Sushi joints have been spreading like wildfire over the past few years, usurping the spots where short-lived soup and noodle places once stood and almost hoisting maki and sashimi into food-group status.’
- ‘Normally such riots on such an emotive issue would spread like wildfire across the country.’
- ‘This group relies heavily on word-of-mouth to decide where to go next - and the word spreads like wildfire.’
- ‘Experts say it spreads like wildfire with schools, nursing homes, hospitals and work places expected to be particularly badly hit.’
- ‘As odd as it might seem, the idea catches on and spreads like wildfire.’
- ‘If they come across something good, word of mouth spreads like wildfire.’
- ‘Distance learning is spreading like wildfire.’
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