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like wildfire

Very rapidly and uncontrollably. I didn't expect that rumor to spread like wildfire, but it seems like everyone has heard about it already.
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like wildfire

Rapidly and intensely: The disease spread like wildfire.
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References in classic literature ?
The news ran like wildfire about, and many boys who were on their way to tea at their several houses turned back, and sought the back of the chapel, where the fights come off.
For Britain and France and Italy had declared war upon Germany and outraged Swiss neutrality; India, at the sight of Asiatic airships, had broken into a Hindoo insurrection in Bengal and a Mohametan revolt hostile to this in the North-west Provinces--the latter spreading like wildfire from Gobi to the Gold Coast--and the Confederation of Eastern Asia had seized the oil wells of Burmha and was impartially attacking America and Germany.
The mysterious term that President Donald Trump tweeted has spread like wildfire on social media and the Scrabble-like multiplayer game has jumped aboard, defining the word as "the amount and quality of reporting when autocorrect fails you at 3am".
3 Mobile is also offering Apple iPod (4GB) for free to every Wildfire buyer, perhaps in the hope that the smartphone will sell, well, like wildfire.
The idea caught on like wildfire and, soon enough, bankers climbed aboard the money train.
And that's where tree planting and programs like Wildfire ReLeaf can prompt nature to heal itself.