ten to the dozen

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ten to the dozen

Very rapidly, hurriedly, and/or energetically. My aunt can get talking ten to the dozen if you get her on a topic she's passionate about. Samson came running ten to the dozen when he heard his son crying out to him from the back garden.
See also: dozen, ten
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Judy laughs easily and talks 10 to the dozen, which is hardly a surprise when she crams so much into a life in which she's as happy teaching kids tennis in Easterhouse as she is mingling with the strawberry and cream set at SW10.
You may have noticed the flame stacks over at the SABIC plant at Wilton were going 10 to the dozen for nine hours yesterday.
What a really spectacular show it was, the tap dancing was out of this world, my feet were going 10 to the dozen.
The SFO has never been on a screen before, and having the boys in different organisations gave the show a different shape," he exclaims, talking 10 to the dozen in his posh, clipped voice.
In her case, bluffing means talking 10 to the dozen on a dizzying range of subjects, varying from the "process of integration and differentiation" in mathematics, her problems with fashion, to the social pressures on teenagers to fit in.
Nothing comes close to it - my heartbeat just went 10 to the dozen and everything tightens up a bit.
His feet move slowly, but his jiggling breasts go 10 to the dozen.
Simple Twist of Fate, however, is a victorious straight rock-out, his tartan-trousered leg tapping 10 to the dozen.
As soon as someone would say cut, we'd start talking 10 to the dozen because we both are like that as people,'' says Firth.
Killie's Sturgeon talks 10 to the dozen but there's a structure to her sentences, just as there is a Strategy for growing the fan base at her club based on solid community foundations and thriving engagement with fans and local businesses.
During the treatment a blood vessel burst and we were told we could lose Max as he was the bigger baby and was getting so much blood his organs were going 10 to the dozen.
When I returned home and saw what had happened my heart was going 10 to the dozen.
My heart was doing 10 to the dozen, I had to keep nipping off to have about 20 nervous loo breaks.