go a mile a minute

go a mile a minute

1. To move extremely quickly. Some jerk in a muscle car started going a mile a minute through our neighborhood. Doesn't he know that kids play around here? The wind filled the sails of the schooner, and it soon went a mile a minute across the cerulean sea.
2. To operate, proceed, or otherwise do something very rapidly. My mind went a mile a minute as I tried to think of a solution. Taylor's mouth was going a mile a minute as she told me all about her first day of school. She showed me the proof of my crime, and my heart started going a mile a minute.
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