like hell and high lightning

like hell and high lightning

Excessively fast and abruptly. His tires squealed as he drove out of the parking lot like hell and high lightning. The kids tore out of the house like hell and high lightning when they heard the ice cream truck jingle outside.
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like hell and high lightning

Rur. very fast. The snowmobiles came zooming down the trail like hell and high lightning. The powerboat sped up the river like hell and high lightning.
See also: and, hell, high, lightning, like
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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