go like a bomb

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go like a bomb

To move very fast, as of a vehicle. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. He's definitely going to win the race—his car goes like a bomb.
See also: bomb, like

go like a bomb

BRITISH, INFORMAL
1. If a vehicle goes like a bomb, it can move very fast. Once I had a Czechoslovakian motorbike. It was built like a tank, weighed a ton, went like a bomb and was pure joy to ride.
2. If a person or an event goes like a bomb, it is very successful. The show in the evening was quite fabulous. It went like a bomb and was packed out. You could take a revue over there and get a few dancers together — you'd go like a bomb.
See also: bomb, like

go like a bomb

1 be very successful. 2 (of a vehicle or person) move very fast. British informal
See also: bomb, like

go like a ˈbomb

(British English) (of a vehicle) go very fast: Her new car goes like a bomb!
See also: bomb, like