like billyo

like billyo

Very aggressively, vigorously, or enthusiastically. Primarily heard in UK. We've been working like billyo all month to get this finished in time. During the boom, people spent money on credit like billyo, with no regard for how they'd pay it all back.
See also: like

like billyo

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like billy-oh

INFORMAL
If someone is doing something or something is happening like billyo or like billy-oh, it is being done or happening to a great degree and with a lot of energy. They were swinging their partners around like billyo. It is still very wet and so everything is growing like billy-oh
See also: like
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We've already had about 70 entries so far and everyone is reading scripts like billyo.
With Hapsburg chin jutting proudly and arms pumping like Billyo, Schumacher created almost enough upward momentum to clear the stands in his victory leap.