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like wildfire

everywhere very quickly The new dance has caught on like wildfire in all the popular clubs. Scandal spreads like wildfire around this office.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of wildfire (a fire that burns out of control)
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like wildfire

Rapidly and intensely: The disease spread like wildfire.
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The services, offered by companies like Wildfire Communications of Lexington, Mass.
With major telecommunications carriers adopting the system and making it available to consumers over the public network, this product will truly 'spread like wildfire.
When Wildfire Communications was founded, the vision for the product was that it would spread like its name -- like Wildfire," said Dan Hoy, president and CEO of Wildfire Communications.
Word spread like wildfire, and everyone wanted to know what the papal delegation was doing in our store," she added.
When Wildfire Communications was founded, the vision for the product was that it would spread like its name - like wildfire," said Dan Hoy, president and CEO of Wildfire Communications, Inc.
There is a shift in the way carriers are looking to deploy new services to their subscribers away from monolithic, single-purpose solutions towards more flexible applications like Wildfire, which makes this an exciting place to be right now," said Hoy.