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like billyo

Very aggressively, vigorously, or enthusiastically. Primarily heard in UK. We've been working like billyo all month to get this finished in time. During the boom, people spent money on credit like billyo, with no regard for how they'd pay it all back.
See also: like

like billy-o(h)

Very aggressively, vigorously, or enthusiastically. Primarily heard in UK. We've been working like billy-o all month to get this finished in time. During the boom, people spent money on credit like billy-oh, with no regard for how they'd pay it all back.
See also: like

billie

slang A note of paper currency; a (dollar) bill. Can also be spelled "billy." Any chance you can loan me a few billies so I can buy something for lunch?

like billyo

or

like billy-oh

INFORMAL
If someone is doing something or something is happening like billyo or like billy-oh, it is being done or happening to a great degree and with a lot of energy. They were swinging their partners around like billyo. It is still very wet and so everything is growing like billy-oh
See also: like

like billy-o

very much, hard, or strongly. British informal
1995 John Banville Athena This skin tone is the effect of cigarettes, I suspect, for she is a great smoker…going at the fags like billy-o.
See also: like

like ˈbilly-o

(British English, informal) very much or very enthusiastically: They worked like billy-o to get it finished on time.
See also: like

billie

and bill(y) (ˈbɪli)
n. paper money; a bill. Do you have any billies on you? Lend me a billy or two.

billy

verb
See billie
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