breed like rabbits

breed like rabbits

slang To have several babies in a short period of time. (Rabbits are known to produce a large number of offspring very rapidly.) I can't believe my sister is pregnant for the fourth time in five years. She and her husband just breed like rabbits!
See also: breed, like, rabbit

breed like rabbits

reproduce prolifically. informal
See also: breed, like, rabbit
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While this work continues, CSIRO has recently turned its interest towards a new area of rabbit research that, in a complete contrast to previous work, hinges on the ability of rabbits to breed like rabbits.