like a house on fire
Definition of like a house on fire
: 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
: 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)
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