like the wind

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like the wind

Extremely quickly or rapidly. Once it became clear that Tom's ankle was broken, Steve ran like the wind to get a doctor. It was breathtaking watching a drove of feral horses galloping like the wind across the mountains of Wyoming.
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*like the wind

Fig. very fast; as fast and easy as the wind. (*Typically: go ~; move ~; run ~.) Emily's sleek new bicycle can really go like the wind. The racehorse ran like the wind, beating its nearest opponent by several lengths.
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like the wind

If someone or something runs or moves like the wind, they run or move very quickly. She was a wonderful kid. Ran like the wind on our track team. Out on the water, the boat goes like the wind.
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