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go like a bomb
To move very fast, as of a vehicle. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. He's definitely going to win the race—his car goes like a bomb.
go like a bombBRITISH, INFORMAL
1. If a vehicle goes like a bomb, it can move very fast. Once I had a Czechoslovakian motorbike. It was built like a tank, weighed a ton, went like a bomb and was pure joy to ride.
2. If a person or an event goes like a bomb, it is very successful. The show in the evening was quite fabulous. It went like a bomb and was packed out. You could take a revue over there and get a few dancers together — you'd go like a bomb.