leaps and bounds

leaps and bounds

1. adverb By very large degrees; rapidly or in quick progress forward. Our small company has been expanding leaps and bounds over the past year, thanks in no small part to our aggressive new marketing campaign. Our puppy has grown leaps and bounds since we switched it to a new brand of dog food.
2. noun Very large degrees of or rapid progress forward. (Used especially in the phrases "by/in leaps and bounds" and "make leaps and bounds.") Samantha's delivery business has been growing by leaps and bounds recently. The class made leaps and bounds in its reading comprehension after I adopted a new teaching method.
See also: and, bound, leap
References in classic literature ?
He ran comically in leaps and bounds, with his plump arms bent up by his side and his head thrown back.
His half-Earthly muscles, responding quickly to his will, sent him in enormous leaps and bounds toward the green monster that had struck the woman he loved.
They were rapidly disappearing when it occurred to me to follow them, and so, hurling caution to the winds, I sprang across the meadow in their wake with leaps and bounds even more prodigious than their own, for the muscles of an athletic Earth man produce remarkable results when pitted against the lesser gravity and air pressure of Mars.
Dean Ivory has brought on the grey (right) in leaps and bounds this season, including victories in two valuable seven-furlong Ascot handicaps.
Yes, the gesture recognition has come on in leaps and bounds but you'll still need enough room space to leap and bound around in for it to work.
The RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre has teamed up with the Vets4Pets chain as part of its pounds 3 million Leaps and Bounds Appeal.
Employees from Cadbury World have donated more than pounds 600 to the RSPCA Leaps and Bounds Appeal, following a range of fundraising activities at the Bournville-based attraction.
REBELLIOUS ONE Bk d Feb 09 Head Bound-Good Luck Now Trainer: Nicola Downes (owner) There were many already established trackers in the line-up for the Red Mills Produce Stakes but it is always interesting trying to spot upcoming stars, and this son of Head Bound certainly impressed as one that is likely to improve by leaps and bounds.
The event has grown by leaps and bounds and this year, for the first time, will be held over two days.
The Internet has made leaps and bounds to accommodate your business calls today.
Online tax preparation services are growing by leaps and bounds as millions of taxpayers use the Internet each year to file taxes and save time and money.
Europe-based businesses have expanded in Manhattan by leaps and bounds over the past year," said Ms.
In the last decade, our knowledge about strength training and flexibility has grown by leaps and bounds.
Noble, has been moving the organization ahead by leaps and bounds since being confirmed as secretary-general in 2000.
The Hispanic Market: This ethnic market is growing by leaps and bounds, and insurers have some interesting strategies for tapping into it.