pelt down

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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.
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Morris was at the centre of another controversy when he hit Gillespie with an X-rated knee-high tackle as the flying flanker was going full pelt down the touchline and escaped even a booking.
But on the third expedition one cameraman caught precision shots of the animal running full pelt down an almost vertical mountain face in pursuit of a mountain goat meal.
Tries could be at a premium in an opening match fraught with tension - Wales must win and their skipper, Rob Howley, says he is nervous at the prospect of playing in front of a 72,500 crowd - and the weather, should it pelt down in Cardiff this afternoon, is hardly going to help matters.
Of course, they were no such thing but even though the Cole was a little river, when it rained heavily it flooded quickly and the water would pelt down especially fast down this spot.
The next thing you know he's running full pelt down the street, weaving in and out of stunned onlookers, to get to an address where a Royal python has got stuck under a fridge.
Upon leaving the building, they were unable to find a carriage to take them home, and rain began to pelt down.
I SEE the morons on bikes are still hurtling full pelt down Northumberland Street, dodging the pedestrians in some sort of daredevil game.
All I can remember is running full pelt down the wing and Cleland's shoulder smacking me on the side of the head and knocking me out.
I can still remember my neighbour rushing in, heart in mouth, exclaiming: "She's riding with no hands again, full pelt down the street.