go like the wind(redirected from they have gone like the wind)
go like the wind
To move very quickly. Come on, kids, go like the wind out to the car, or else we're going to be late!
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go, run, etc. like the ˈwindgo, run, etc. very fast: We had to drive like the wind to get there in time. ♢ She ran like the wind. OPPOSITE: at a snail’s pace
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like the wind, go/run
Very swiftly. “Swifter than the winds” appears as far back as the Roman poet Virgil’s Aeneid and is echoed by numerous later writers. Another old expression, no longer heard, is on the wings of the wind, which appears twice in the Book of Psalms and was repeated by many later writers.
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer