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like the clappers

Extremely quickly or vigorously. Primarily heard in UK. If we go like the clappers, we should be able to finish before the deadline. Customers ran like the clappers into the store to snatch up as many bargains as they could carry.
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like the clappers

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone or something moves or does something like the clappers, they do it very quickly. Once released, the horse went like the clappers. Kate must have driven like the clappers to have got home so quickly. Note: The clapper of a bell is the part inside it which strikes it to make it ring.
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like the clappers

very fast or very hard. British informal
Clappers may refer to the striking part of a bell, or it may refer to a device in a mill for striking or shaking the hopper in order to make the grain move down to the millstones. The phrase like the clappers developed as mid 20th-century RAF slang, and is sometimes found in the form like the clappers of hell .
1992 Jeff Torrington Swing Hammer Swing! Why should a hearse be going like the clappers through the streets of Glasgow at this time of night?
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like the ˈclappers

(British English, informal) very fast: We had to drive like the clappers to get there on time.
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And yes, Clapper is sticking with his view that the allegations are "worse than Watergate," given that the Russiagate investigation involves "a foreign adversary actively, aggressively and directly engaging in our political processes to interfere with them and to undermine our system, whereas with Watergate, you were dealing with a two-bit petty burglary, domestic only.
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I submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good," Clapper responded.
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I asked Clapper whether he shared Obama's view, as expressed in Jeffrey Goldberg's article in The Atlantic, that America doesn't need the Middle East economically as it once did, that it can't solve the region's problems and that, in trying, the U.
Clapper pointed out that the "freedom of movement in Europe (according to the Schengen Agreement) is in conflict with the need to impose security in the continent.
While Clapper didn't state the nature and the origin of the information he based his findings on, it is likely based on, among other things, samples collected by operatives of the German BND in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq back in October, which indicated the area had been bombarded with mustard gas.
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Some courts, however, distinguish Clapperon its facts and argue that Clapper and Krottner are compatible.
Next, in addressing whether the plaintiffs had adequately alleged facts that supported the contention that they faced an increased threat of future harm, the court addressed a purported conflict between the Ninth Circuit and the majority of other federal circuit courts that have addressed the issue following the Supreme Court's decision in Clapper v.
Clapper made similar remarks in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee last month.
Clapper, the director of national intelligence, gave his annual "Worldwide Threat Assessment" to Congress.
WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's continued provision of a safe haven to the banned LashkareTaiba (LeT) will probably continue to be a key irritant in IndoPak relations, Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper claimed in his testimony on "World Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community" which he presented in a hearing of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee.