Definition of with a vengeance in US English:

with a vengeance


  • Used to emphasize the degree to which something occurs or is true.

    ‘her headache was back with a vengeance’
    • ‘The Manchester United empire continues to strike back with a vengeance rather than crumbling away.’
    • ‘After that, reality will click back in with a vengeance as they face a test as tough as any exam - trying to survive financially.’
    • ‘Though early in the mission, the Metallica plan appears to be working with a vengeance.’
    • ‘Day traders are back with a vengeance, illustrated by the increased traffic at online trading sites.’
    • ‘Two months later, arthritis returned with a vengeance and he had no recourse but to go back to the acupuncturist.’
    • ‘The Wiltshire Festival is set to return this summer - and the organisers say it will be back with a vengeance.’
    • ‘What the summer proved beyond doubt is that the gulf between Northern and Southern Hemisphere rugby is back with a vengeance.’
    • ‘Locals say a lot of this woodland is regrowth that's come back with a vengeance, in the absence of fire and rabbits.’
    • ‘I tear at the paper with a vengeance to reveal that my dream had come true also.’
    • ‘Make no mistake, as a father I abhor these people with a vengeance.’
    vigorously, strenuously, energetically, with a will, with might and main, with all the stops out, for all one is worth, to the utmost, to the greatest extreme, to the full, to the limit, all out, flat out, at full tilt
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