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hell-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

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hell-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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