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like fury

Very quickly and/or intensely. Lucy took off like fury as soon as the race started—all of her training really paid off. We need to drive like fury in order to get there on time!
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like fury

with great energy or effort. informal
This expression dates from the mid 19th century, but fury has been used of things that operate with irresistible force since the late 16th century (e.g. ‘the fury of the sea’).
19945 Game Gazette I was to fish it [the Zambesi] for the legendary Tiger fish…that…has a mouth of teeth like a canteen of cutlery and fights like fury.
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like ˈfury

(informal) with great energy, speed, etc: I worked like fury to get everything done by five o’clock.
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