Definition of like water in US English:

like water


  • In great quantities.

    ‘George was spending money like water’
    • ‘However, many people, especially the wealthy classes, spend money like water.’
    • ‘If spending money like water was the answer to our country's problems, we would have no problems now.’
    • ‘The town's bars, shops and eating places were packed all day and money was flowing like water.’
    • ‘The richest traders of the city gathered at Kaiser Park, and liquor and money flowed like water.’
    • ‘Dump the currency restrictions and let capital flow in and out of this country like water.’
    • ‘Remember when he spoke of guns and ammunition entering this country like water?’
    • ‘Still, it seeps in like water and before you know it you are drowning.’
    • ‘We were in Chinatown with a group of acquaintances and the warm Sake was flowing like water.’
    • ‘The real show takes place in the Festhallen, wherein the beer runs like water and tastes like the nectar of the gods.’
    • ‘Every time I ask for money social services say we're looking after the money because I spend it like water.’