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1hell–for–leather

adverb

Definition of HELL-FOR-LEATHER

:  in a hell-for-leather manner :  at full speed <rode hell–for–leather down the trail>

First Known Use of HELL-FOR-LEATHER

1889

2hell–for–leather

adjective

Definition of HELL-FOR-LEATHER

:  marked by determined recklessness, great speed, or lack of restraint <a cocky, hell–for–leather fighting man — H. H. Martin>

First Known Use of HELL-FOR-LEATHER

1920

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