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drink from a fire hose

To take on or be inundated by more of something (i.e., work, responsibility, information, etc.) than one is capable of handling. My first day on the job was like drinking from a fire hose—they threw so much at me that I don't know how I'll remember any of it.
See also: drink, fire, hose
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Wilson compares their early days to "drinking water through a firehose.
At left, what's left of the home in the aftermath of the stunt is doused with a firehose.
The visual system has amazing powers to "drink from the firehose of data"--to see patterns in its mass of input, and infer from them the true properties of the objects causing them.
A high-priced newsletter, Firehose, and an e-mail service that focuses on the "streaming media technology" is the flagship publication of a new b-to-b company called GRID, of Potomac, Md.
Grid Media (Potomac, MD) has begun the publication of firehose, a newsletter that offers news and analysis of developments in streaming media.
Talking of Aston, and one Villa old boy in particular, a plausible explanation at last appears as to why Stan Collymore felt the need to get his hands on that firehose at La Manga .
It's like trying to drink out of a 12-inch firehose.
On the print side, the firehose of information gushing from the Net means no one has the luxury of writing long anymore, except novelists.
Using ISDN is like transmitting the information with a firehose, whereas using a modem is like transmitting it with a stirring straw," says Travis Ames, head of technology support service for Ernst & Young.
Here was a mass of battered home furnishings, all stacked together jigsawlike into a thick high wall and neatly wrapped and tied with firehose.
concentrating on the crowded corners of everyday life where spinning-wheel, bookcase, firehose, chest of drawers, fireplace, or napping cats signify the human presence.
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Due to the rise in IoT, there's a firehose of data streaming from every channel, device, and human interaction with a tremendous potential to act on that data, said Nima Negahban, CTO and cofounder of Kinetica.