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spring up like mushrooms

To increase in number suddenly and rapidly (as mushrooms often do). Even though I'm constantly tending to my garden, the weeds just spring up like mushrooms nonetheless. I thought I only had a transmission problem, but other issues with the car are now springing up like mushrooms.
See also: like, mushroom, spring, up

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

psychedelic mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms, which have psychoactive effects when ingested. I ate way too many psychedelic mushrooms and had the trippiest night of my life! They told me these were psychedelic mushrooms, but I don't really feel anything after eating them.
See also: mushroom

magic mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms, which have psychoactive effects when ingested. I ate way too many magic mushrooms and had the trippiest night of my life! They told me these were magic mushrooms, but I don't really feel anything after eating them.
See also: magic, mushroom

mushroom into (something)

To increase, expand, or grow into something much larger in size, scope, or scale than something was initially, especially in a short space of time. We started out as a small mom-and-pop shop, but the business mushroomed into a huge nationwide chain in just a few years! What was a minor talking point during the beginning of his campaign has mushroomed into one of the key issues of this election.
See also: mushroom

sacred mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms, which have psychoactive effects when ingested. I ate way too many sacred mushrooms and had the trippiest night of my life! They told me these were sacred mushrooms, but I don't really feel anything after eating them.
See also: mushroom, sacred

mushroom into something

Fig. to grow suddenly into something large or important. The question of pay suddenly mushroomed into a major matter. The unpaid bill mushroomed into a nasty argument and, finally, a court battle.
See also: mushroom

like mushrooms

suddenly and in great numbers.
See also: like, mushroom

magic mushrooms

and sacred mushrooms
n. mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe, which cause visions or hallucinations when eaten. (Drugs.) Magic mushrooms are okay because they are natural, or something like that. They sometimes call peyote cactus buds, the “sacred mushrooms.”
See also: magic, mushroom

sacred mushrooms

verb
See also: mushroom, sacred
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