like someone possessed

like someone possessed

With such fierce intensity, energy, or enthusiasm that it seems to be out of someone's control. After a punishing first round, the underdog boxer has come out fighting in the second round like someone possessed. Knowing that his in-laws would be arriving soon, Mike started cleaning the house like someone possessed.
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like someone possessed

very violently or wildly, as if under the control of an evil spirit.
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