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Like a streak

adverb phrase

like greased lightning (1839+)


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  • Like as two peas in a pod

    Very similar, bearing a close resemblance. For example, They’re not even sisters, but they’re like as two peas in a pod. This expression alludes to the seeds contained in a pea pod, which do indeed look very much alike. [ Late 1500s ]

  • Like a ton of bricks

    Related Terms come down on someone like a ton of bricks Very heavily, without subtlety. For example, If he doesn’t like your work, he’ll come down on you like a ton of bricks. This expression, often coupled with come down on (def. 1), replaced the earlier thousand of brick or hundred of brick. The allusion […]

  • Liked

    [lahyk] /laɪk/ verb (used with object), liked, liking. 1. to take pleasure in; find agreeable or congenial: We all liked the concert. 2. to regard with favor; have a kindly or friendly feeling for (a person, group, etc.); find attractive: His parents like me and I like them. 3. to wish or prefer: You can […]

  • Like death warmed over

    adverb Looking quite pathetic, tired or ill: after that nap, looking like death warmed over see: look like death

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