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Related to like gangbusters: take it on the chin, run an errand, cut some slack, catch you later
with great excitement and speed. (From the phrase "Come on like gangbusters," a radio show that "came on" with lots of noise and excitement.) She works like gangbusters and gets the job done. They are selling tickets like gangbusters.
Energetically, forcefully, loudly. For example, This is a soft passage-the horns shouldn't come in like gangbusters. This expression alludes to a popular radio series entitled Gangbusters, which featured explosive sound effects, such as gunfire and sirens, at the beginning of each episode. [Slang; late 1930s]
like ˈgangbusters(American English, informal) with a lot of energy and enthusiasm: At the time, we were spending money like gangbusters.A gangbuster was a type of police officer in the US who used to find and arrest criminal gangs (= organized groups). The name comes from a radio programme from the 1930s describing FBI (= Federal Bureau of Investigation) cases.
mod. with great excitement and fury. (From the phrase Come on like gangbusters, a radio show that came on with lots of sirens and gunshots.) She works like gangbusters and gets the job done.
With great impact, vigor, or zeal: came on like gangbusters at the start of his campaign; a career that took off like gangbusters.