Fight like the devil - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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*like the devil and *like the dickens; *like hell
Fig. with a fury; in a great hurry; with a lot of activity. (*Typically: fight ~; run ~; scream ~; thrash around~.) We were working like the dickens when the rain started and made us quit for the day.
like the devil (or a demon) with great speed or energy.
like the ˈdevil (old-fashioned, informal) very fast, hard, etc: We had to work like the devil to be finished on time. ♢ I ran like the devil, but I still missed the bus.
References in classic literature
Well, then, if we fight like the devil
an' don't ever whip, it must be the general's fault," said the youth grandly and decisively.