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something fierce

To a huge, excessive, or overwhelming degree or extent; very intensely. Primarily heard in US. Even though they're both in their '80s, my grandparents still love each other something fierce. I don't know what it is doc, but something is making my arm hurt something fierce.
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something fierce

to a great and almost overwhelming extent; intensely or furiously. North American informal
1986 Monica Hughes Blaine's Way Maud had trapped my right arm against the chair and it was getting pins and needles something fierce.
See also: fierce, something
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something ˈfierce

(American English, spoken) very much; more than usual: I sure do miss you something fierce!
See also: fierce, something
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fierce

mod. really good. This is some fierce coffee!
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