like a house on fire

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Definition of like a house on fire

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.

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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 4 Oct. 2022.

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