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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

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
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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.
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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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Karen and I are on our way to North Carolina to join @POTUS and @FLOTUS to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Reverend Billy Graham.
In the latest scenes on the soap this week, Billy was seen in hospital recovering from the terrifying plunge - after Peter Barlow, hellbent on revenge after discovering Billy's involvement in the death of his twin sister Susan - drove him to the edge of a quarry cliffside.
com/babies/jimmy-kimmel-shares-photo-of-son-billy-at-6-months-hes-healthy-happy-and-were-very-grateful/) People , Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney, found out that Billy would have to undergo open heart surgery three days after he was born.
Jenny lives with partner Craig Moss, 31, who is Billy and three-year-old Isla's dad, as well as Molly, 17, Jake, 13, and Poppy, nine from her previous marriage.
We travelled to Chicago and Billy had brain surgery, which not only saved his life but allowed him to lead the life of any other little boy, enjoying the beach, horse riding and the love of his family.
Yes, Mickey was angry when Billy would climb into bed with me.
Rommel was informed about Billy and he was invited into his temporary headquarters for a chat.
Billy is helped along by the Crow, his spirit guide.
As Billy saw it, Arnold and Marge were just no good at things Jews were supposed to be good at.
Two-year-old Billy has battled a number of serious health problems after suffering a stroke when his mum Lisa was in labour.
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean Telt by Hisself.
They tell me I got a phone call; a call sayin' that Billy Cooke was dead.
SIR - The announcement of the death of Billy "Stoker" Williams earlier in the week and Rhodri Morgan's tribute evoked memories of an almost forgotten era ("The day I had the privilege to walk on the prom with the great Billy Williams", April 6).