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(at) full pelt

As fast as possible. I drove at full pelt, and I still got there late. Do you think she has a chance to win the race, if she runs at full pelt? They are planning this wedding at full pelt. I hope they don't forget any major details.
See also: full, pelt

at full speed

As fast as possible. I drove at full speed, and I still got there late. Do you think she has a chance to win the race, if she runs at full speed? They are planning this wedding at full speed. I hope they don't forget any major details.
See also: full, speed

in (one's) pelt

old-fashioned, literary Nude; without any clothes on. Primarily heard in Ireland. He averted his eyes and shuffled his feet awkwardly when the mistress of the house emerged from the bathtub in her pelt and asked him for a towel. The old cottage had never been fitted with electricity or running water, so we used to bathe in the rain or the nearby stream in our pelts.
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pelt (someone or something) with (something)

To throw a lot of something at someone or something very forcefully. The group of boys pelted John with snowballs. The protestors began pelting the courthouse with rotten fruit and vegetables.
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pelt down

To come down from the sky very forcefully and in great amounts. The rain has been pelting down for almost a week straight! I'm surprised our car wasn't damaged from the way that hail was pelting down.
See also: down, pelt
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

at full speed

 and at full tilt; at full throttle
as fast as possible. The motor was running at full speed. John finished his running at full tilt. When the horse reached the back stretch he was at full throttle.
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pelt down (on someone or something)

[for something] to fall down on someone or something hard or in quantity. (Typically rain, hail, sleet, stones, etc.) The rain pelted down on the children as they ran to their school bus. The ashes from the volcanic eruption pelted down on the town, covering the houses in a gray shroud.
See also: down, pelt

pelt someone or something with something

to hit or strike someone or something with something. The citizens pelted Max with rocks. The boys pelted the mad dog with a hail of stones.
See also: pelt
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at full pelt

with great speed; as fast as possible.
See also: full, pelt

in your pelt

naked. Irish informal
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(at) full ˈpelt/ˈspeed/ˈtilt

with great speed, force, etc: The police were chasing him so he ran full pelt down the road.We drove down the road at full tilt.
See also: full, pelt, speed, tilt
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