hell-for-leather

adverb

Definition of hell-for-leather 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

hell-for-leather

adjective

Definition of hell-for-leather (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

Adverb

1889, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1920, in the meaning defined above

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