like mushrooms

like mushrooms

Very quickly and in great quantities. Used in reference to things or people appearing or multiplying. As the economy recovered and jobs became more plentiful, high-rise apartments started popping up like mushrooms to accommodate the huge influx of worker pouring into the city. Self-professed writers started appearing like mushrooms with the advent of the blog.
See also: like, mushroom

like mushrooms

suddenly and in great numbers.
See also: like, mushroom
References in classic literature ?
An anchor of yesterday (because nowadays there are contrivances like mushrooms and things like claws, of no particular expression or shape - just hooks) - an anchor of yesterday is in its way a most efficient instrument.
And like mushrooms, they're also highly dependent on the right weather cycle.
But for long-term attention it is best to turn to film festivals devoted entirely to dance, which are sprouting like mushrooms after the rain.
If you are having one, we'd say sneak in a few vegetables like mushrooms or tomatoes, have a poached rather than fried egg and use olive oil not fat to cook in.