like the clappers

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of like the clappers

British, informal
: very fast
  • We drove/ran like the clappers.

Word by Word Definitions

clapper play clappers
  1. : one that claps: such as

  2. : the tongue of a bell

  3. : a mechanical device that makes noise especially by the banging of one part against another


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up like the clappers? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an inference not connected logically

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!