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drink from a fire hose

To take on or be inundated by more of something (i.e., work, responsibility, information, etc.) than one is capable of handling. My first day on the job was like drinking from a fire hose—they threw so much at me that I don't know how I'll remember any of it.
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The flattened firehoses, too, evoked water's absence, as did the sound of rain, for which the whole installation seemed set up as an auditorium.
In America, I have seen heavy leather and firehose armor used to protect a hog dog's chest and even flanks.
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Speaking of which: Deepak Chopra has a new book out, entitled Normally, this would be nothing to vibrate your chakras about, as Chopra publishes so often and is widely dismissed by sceptical types as being -- to quote one -- "a firehose of nonsense".
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A witness said a powerful firehose was turned on the teenager for a minute or more, completely drenching the room.
as James got out and puked like a firehose all over the stairs.
Further to their shared love of American punk rock bands ( Minutemen, Firehose, SST Records bands etc) they became interested inmath rock and experimental in die bands which influenced their sound considerably.
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htm) forced closure by the SEC told reporters that trying to following the money collected through hundreds of thousands of Zeek affliates has been like "drinking from a firehose.
The three-piece band fIREHOSE hasn't toured together since 1994, but it has come together to release "lowFLOWs," the Columbia anthology with reissues of 45 recordings from '91 to '93.
Retrieving Dummies Made from durable polyester firehose and filled with natural granulated cork, the Real Duck Retrieving Dummy lasts longer and floats better than most dummies.
There is a truly haunting epic recorded with an American musical legend and Oli tells how he came to work with Mike Watts of Minutement, Firehose, Sonic Youth and, of course, more recently The Stooges.
I mean, when we first started we got fiREHOSE and Minutemen a lot more.