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with a vengeance

Determinedly or passionately, perhaps fueled by anger. After my girlfriend dumped me, I started working out with a vengeance. We're going to have to clean with a vengeance to get the house ready in time.
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with a vengeance

Cliché with determination and eagerness. The angry soldier attacked the enemy with a vengeance. Bill ate all his dinner and gobbled up his dessert with a vengeance.
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with a vengeance

With great violence or energy; also, to an extreme degree. For example, The cottage was filthy and Ruth began cleaning with a vengeance, or December has turned cold with a vengeance. This expression was first recorded in 1533. Also see with a will.
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with a vengeance

in a higher degree than was expected or desired; in the fullest sense.
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do something with a ˈvengeance

(informal) do something with great energy or force: After the holidays I need to start working with a vengeance.The rain came down with a vengeance.
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with a vengeance

1. With great violence or force.
2. To an extreme degree: December has turned cold with a vengeance.
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