gangbusters

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Noun[edit]

gangbusters

  1. plural of gangbuster

Adjective[edit]

gangbusters

  1. very successful or profitable

Adverb[edit]

gangbusters (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) With great energy or speed; very well. (Frequently with go.) [from 20th c.]
    • 2016, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons & Rob Gibbons, Alan Partridge: Nomad, page 46:
      Clearly this is a moment tailor-made for the front crawl, but I can't do front crawl so instead I opt to skull, the swan-like grace of my upper body belying the fact that under the water my legs are going absolutely gangbusters.

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