[lil-ee-uh v-th uh-nahyl] /ˈlɪl i əv ðəˈnaɪl/
a plant, Agapanthus africanus, of the amaryllis family, native to Africa, having large umbels of blue flowers.
noun, plural lilies of the valley. 1. a plant, Convallaria majalis, having an elongated cluster of small, drooping, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers. noun (pl) lilies of the valley 1. a small liliaceous plant, Convallaria majalis, of Eurasia and North America cultivated as a garden plant, having two long oval leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped […]
- Like a bat out of hell
adverb phrase Very rapidly; lickety-split: They split like a bat out of hell (1921+) Related Terms take off like a bigass bird Moving extremely fast, as in She ran down the street like a bat out of hell. This expression presumably alludes to the rapid darting movement of bats and, Charles Earle Funk theorized, their […]
- Like a bandit
adverb phrase Very successfully; thrivingly: coming out of the battle with Bendix like a bandit (1960s+) Related Terms make out like a bandit
[lahyk] /laɪk/ adjective, (Poetic) liker, likest. 1. of the same form, appearance, kind, character, amount, etc.: I cannot remember a like instance. 2. corresponding or agreeing in general or in some noticeable respect; similar; analogous: drawing, painting, and like arts. 3. bearing resemblance. 4. Dialect. or probable: ‘Tis like that he’s gone mad. 5. Dialect. […]