rip along

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rip along

  1. To rush headlong.
    • 1894, Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer Abroad, chapter 1
      And so they went ripping along, and everybody just petrified and cold to see it; and when they got to the Capitol at last it was the quickest trip that ever was made, and everybody said so.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
      "Well," said Mrs. Morel. "I'd starve before I'd sit down and seam twenty-four stockings for twopence ha'penny."
      "Oh, I don't know," said Mrs. Anthony. "You can rip along with 'em."

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