like gangbusters




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - like gangbusters

"like gangbusters"

very well, quickly, or intensely;

rapidly and with force

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - like gangbusters

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How are the sales of the new product going?

Colleague 2:  They started off like gangbusters for the first week or so. Sales were doubling daily but they have leveled off since.

Colleague 1:  Then we need to find a way to get the sales back to that same vigorous level.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - like gangbusters

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How is that new intern working out?

Colleague 2:  Great! When I give her a new task, she puts her head down, concentrates and works like gangbusters until she is done.

Colleague 1:  Let's hope she sustains the same level of intensity throughout her contract term.





like gangbusters - Usage:

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like gangbusters - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for like gangbusters.



like gangbusters - Examples:

1)  Senegal started the second half like gangbusters bit Nigeria were still dangerous on the counter attack.

2)  Started like gangbusters and he surged into the ...

3)  The visitors started like gangbusters and before Alberton could blink the lead was out of their reach.

4)  ... started the game like gangbusters, firing from all cylinders as they fought to get an early goal.

5)  ... the past five decades, the contraceptive debates have raged on like gangbusters with minimal ground being ceded.

6)  ... was aware The Citizens would come out like gangbusters after trailing by a solitary goal by half-time.

7)  Our love burned like gangbusters.

8)  Chadli started his Hawthorns career like gangbusters, with two goals and an assist on his home debut against West Ham.

9)  ... approached the game like gangbusters, but their stamina vanished after scoring their opening goal in the 14th minute.

10)  ... he's come on like gangbusters to close games for the ...

11)  ... so we get along like gangbusters. We're really good friends, ...

12)  ... same likes, same dislikes. We got on like gangbusters.

13)  The Irish and Swedish fans got on like gangbusters in Paris showing how rival supporters can interact without throwing bottles.

14)  ... night with just the three of us and we got on like gangbusters. They have remained close friends. 

15)  We were both travellers of the world, we got on like gangbusters. But we were only destined to be good friends.

16)  ... became fast friends. We just hit it off like gangbusters.

17)  The two got along like gangbusters and since them have been great friends.

18)  They were getting on like gangbusters. Leo made it clear he wanted her to come back upstairs to his suite.

19)  We absolutely get along like gangbusters. There is no animosity at all. 

20)  They get on like gangbusters and it's obvious to everyone that something is going on between them.