like a house on fire

Definition of like a house on fire

informal

  1. :  extremely well :  very successfully Those two got on/along like a house on fire. (US) The business started out like a house on fire.

Word by Word Definitions

houseplay
  1. :  a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families :  home

    :  a shelter or refuge (such as a nest or den) of a wild animal

    :  a natural covering (such as a test or shell) that encloses and protects an animal or a colony of zooids

  1. :  to provide with living quarters or shelter

    :  to store in a building

    :  to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)

fireplay
  1. :  the phenomenon of combustion manifested in light, flame, and heat

    :  one of the four elements of the alchemists

    :  burning passion :  ardor

  1. :  to set on fire :  kindle

    :  ignite

    :  to give life or spirit to :  inspire


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