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grow like Topsy

To rapidly grow or expand. Our small company has grown like Topsy over the past year, thanks in no small part to our aggressive new marketing campaign. Our puppy has grown like Topsy since we switched to a new brand of dog food.
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grow like ˈTopsy

grow very fast, particularly in an unplanned or uncontrolled way: After many contributions, our website has grown like Topsy, and is now being completely revised.Topsy was a female character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
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It's grown like topsy ever since, with the number of restaurants increasing every year and 25,000 diners taking advantage of their offers.
Far too often we have highlighted the gravy train that has grown like topsy with our representatives appearing to put their own needs first - at our expense.
Commercial production of California wild rice started in 1977 and has grown like Topsy ever since, says Jack DeWit, chairman of the Yuba City-based California Wild Rice Advisory Board.