run like the wind(redirected from they have run like the wind)
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run like the wind
To run very fast. Come on, kids, run 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