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up a storm

Enthusiastically and often, typically during a certain period of time. I didn't get a chance to ask her about that because she was talking up a storm the whole night.
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*up a storm

Fig.[doing or making] a great amount with fury or intensity. (*Typically: cook ~; gab ~; sing ~; kick ~; talk ~.) Whenever we get together, we always talk up a storm. Everyone was gabbing up a storm and didn't hear the chairman come in.
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— up a storm

perform a particular action with great enthusiasm and energy. chiefly North American
1990 Harper's Magazine What I fear is that we talk up a storm and never better the situation for the exploited or the poor.
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dance, talk, etc. up a ˈstorm

(informal, especially American English) dance, talk, etc. with enthusiasm and energy: They spent the evening celebrating the end of the exams, dancing up a storm at the college party.Campbell won an award for his first novel, and has been writing up a storm ever since.
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up a storm

mod. with an enthusiastic spirit. (Note syntax in examples. Usually with sing, dance, talk, blow, play.) We talked up a storm until past midnight.
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