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speed demon

1. Someone who drives very fast in their car, especially over the legal speed limit. I used to be an awful speed demon, but I got so many tickets that I nearly lost my license. OK, I know we're running late, but there's no need to be such a speed demon. I'd rather arrive alive.
2. An athlete who runs, skates, swims, cycles, etc., very fast. The team's new running back is one hell of a speed demon. The speed demon already had eight Olympic gold medals for cycling, and he finally added a Tour de France championship to his list of accolades.
3. Someone or something that performs an action much faster than is usual. I can't believe you've already read through all these reports. You're a real speed demon! Th tablet's new CPU is a speed demon, all right, but it eats through the battery like nobody's business.
See also: demon, speed

speed demon

1. n. a fast runner; a fast driver. Tom is a speed demon. He qualified for the Olympics.
2. n. a habitual user of methamphetamine. (Drugs.) When they are high, most speed demons don’t know what they are doing.
See also: demon, speed
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A local runner, Pack The Punch, must be respected, while Speed Demon has his chance on his course second in January.
The soft-spoken lad from Motherwell got his first bike aged five and has been a daredevil speed demon ever since, racing around tracks in Lanarkshire whenever he gets the chance.
While fourth on the grid for race one and third for race two were far from a disaster, they fell some way short of what the 18-year-old Stoneleigh-based speed demon had been targeting.
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LuaLua's replacement Jonny Godsmark came close after making a twisting run into the box before shooting wide, and a cross from the Guide Post speed demon was headed wide by James Marwood before the break.
Last week the Sunday Mercury revealed speed demon Adam Stammers, who drove at 135 mph down the M5, escaped a driving ban after his police worker dad gave a character reference to magistrates.
Deputising for Kevin Morgan, who is on Wales duty, the 33-year-old light-heartedly referred to his team-mate both as a 'Speed Demon' and 'Pretty Young Thing' - both references to Jackson tunes - before singing off with a trademark Jackson 'shamoo'.
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He was a bit of a speed demon when younger and would charge around the pitch.
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