Definition of fast and furious in US English:

fast and furious


  • 1Very rapidly.

    ‘my heart was beating fast and furious’
  • 2Eagerly; uproariously.

    • ‘I mean, my understanding was is that they've been negotiating this fast and furious.’
    • ‘In all this war talk, in all my efforts to get the news out fast and furious, I forgot how to write.’
    • ‘Names are flying fast and furious, but the short list is shrinking by the hour.’
    • ‘The result is that, in the animal community, the e-mails and phone calls have run fast and furious.’
    • ‘Out in the back the prunus trees have dropped the last of their blossoms and are now growing leaves fast and furious.’
    • ‘As expected, accusations flew fast and furious.’
    • ‘Information is flying out of the Vatican fast and furious these days and I don't always keep up.’
    • ‘Sounds easy enough, but then the decisions come fast and furious.’
    • ‘These books are coming fast and furious, and I only have so many hours in the day.’
    • ‘It wasn't long before the ideas were flowing fast and furious.’
    • ‘Cancellations come in fast and furious during the holidays, so I knew, barring an emergency, I could probably be out of the office by four o'clock.’
    • ‘The book was actually written by a ghost writer who's used to pumping out the words fast and furious, and published by a firm that specialises in topical interest books, so the whole process had to be quick.’
    • ‘Now, clearly, the ridiculousness is flying pretty fast and furious here.’
    • ‘They came fast and furious and have been unrelenting.’
    • ‘Once callers knew they would be anonymous, the calls came in fast and furious.’
    • ‘And the data come flying fast and furious, occasionally making some inescapable points.’
    • ‘Obviously, as you can imagine, the charges and countercharges are flying fast and furious.’
    • ‘The initial drug treatment, while rescuing me from a frankly rather parlous state, was necessarily hard and harsh, smacking in the pills fast and furious to treat everything that might conceivably be wrong.’
    • ‘And, on stiletto heels, as if they were well-oiled heels, she led us fast and furious into the far corner of the restaurant.’
    • ‘Since donations have been coming so fast and furious, I'd like to take a moment and tell y'all more of the plan and answer some questions.’


  • Full of rapid action; lively and exciting.

    ‘the game was fast and furious’
    • ‘The cognitive world we live in is fast and furious and full of transport and unknown noise and probably very challenging to many people.’
    • ‘Its finale was fast and furious with the orchestra almost getting ahead of itself, as though running down hill, losing control of one's legs.’
    • ‘The new ‘Star Wars’ movie is now showing across the country, but the summer competition is fast and furious.’
    • ‘And the comedy is, for the most part, fast and furious; for instance, you'll find the funniest ping-pong game you're ever likely to see in this movie.’
    • ‘The second half was full of fast and furious play, and when the full-time whistle was blown, the Sri Lanka Army had proved to be too strong for the Panthers, winning by a final score of 28 to 21.’
    • ‘The recall campaign was fast and furious, lasting only 77 days.’
    • ‘The combat is at times fast and furious, and at times tactical.’
    • ‘Her fingers fast and furious, each note swelling with emotion, she played.’
    • ‘It will be fast and furious stuff, and full of passion, but everything must come to an end sooner or later.’
    • ‘All three of them started to guffaw and giggle through the static, and the pace became fast and furious.’
    frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, crazed, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, turbulent, tumultuous
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