hell for leather
- Hell for leatherIf you do something hell for leather, especially running, you do it as fast as you can.
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hell-for-leather — [hel′fər leth′ər] Slang adj. 1. with all of one s energy, will, etc.; with wholehearted or reckless determination 2. at full speed or with great speed [a hell for leather chase] adv. in a hell for leather manner or fashion … English World dictionary
hell-for-leather — hell′ for leath′er Informal. 1) cvb inf characterized by reckless determination or breakneck speed: a hell for leather chase[/ex] 2) cvb in a hell for leather manner; hellbent • Etymology: 1885–90 … From formal English to slang
hell for leather — ► hell for leather as fast as possible. Main Entry: ↑hell … English terms dictionary
hell-for-leather — adverb at breakneck speed they were travelling hell for leather • Derived from adjective: ↑breakneck * * * I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb : in a hell for leather manner : at full tilt : hell bent … Useful english dictionary
hell for leather — VERY FAST, very quickly, rapidly, speedily, swiftly, hurriedly, at full tilt, at full pelt, headlong, hotfoot, post haste, helter skelter, at the speed of light, at breakneck speed; informal like a bat out of hell, like the wind, like greased… … Useful english dictionary
hell-for-leather — I. adverb Date: 1889 in a hell for leather manner ; at full speed < rode hell for leather down the trail > II. adjective Date: 1920 marked by determined recklessness, great speed, or lack of restraint < a cocky, hell for leather fighting man H. H … New Collegiate Dictionary
hell-for-leather — /hel feuhr ledh euhr/, Informal. adj. 1. characterized by reckless determination or breakneck speed: The sheriff led the posse in a hell for leather chase. adv. 2. in a hell for leather manner; hellbent: motorcycles roaring hell for leather down… … Universalium
hell-for-leather — adverb as fast as possible; recklessly fast He rode hell for leather to catch up with the stagecoach … Wiktionary
hell for leather — If you do something hell for leather, especially running, you do it as fast as you can. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
Hell for leather — If you do something hell for leather, especially running, you do it as fast as you can … Dictionary of English idioms