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come on like gangbusters

informal To do something with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Primarily heard in US. When I presented the case to my students, they came on like gangbusters to try to solve the mystery. Our offense came on like gangbusters and overwhelmed the other team.
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come on like gangbusters

  (American informal)
to start doing something eagerly and with a lot of energy, especially performing or talking to people
Usage notes: Gangbusters was a radio program in the US about police who went after criminals with much energy and success.
In one of his most renowned performances, Cagney comes on like gangbusters as hoodlum Tom Powers.
See also: come, gangbuster, like, on

come on like gangbusters

verb
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