One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very fast or forcefully.‘I ran like blazes toward home’
- ‘It hurts like blazes, and the whole hand swells up like a Porky Pig cartoon.’
- ‘The fact that the car does not need to be revved like blazes to give it some ‘get up and go’ is an undoubted advantage in this area.’
- ‘It works like blazes, 'cause the energy in both songs is, amazingly, equivalent.’
- ‘They perform mundane services in much of the world, and make a ton of money in the process - and they are growing like blazes.’
- ‘A child plucks out a photo, then runs like blazes to it, tags it and returns.’
- ‘We would soon let him know what we thought, and argue like blazes about it.’
- ‘Cecil collapsed on a bed staring up at the ceiling; his entire body ached and his chest and arm still hurt like blazes.’
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