like a house on fire

idiom

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

Examples of like a house on fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So this cast really just got along like a house on fire. Jodi Guglielmi, Rolling Stone, 21 Dec. 2023 Here are three reasons why: Offensive mess For the second-straight game, No. 3 Indiana (22-11) started like a house on fire offensively. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Mar. 2023 Playing in the final pairing of the day with South African Oosthuizen, Mickelson started like a house on fire. Ben Morse, CNN, 22 May 2021 Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, 78, is going like a house on fire. Gail Collins New York Times, Star Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021

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“Like a house on fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20a%20house%20on%20fire. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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