like a train
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- (simile, Britain) With unstoppable momentum.
1949, Walter Dalrymple Maitland Bell, Karamojo safari, page 85:
- I could not get a shot in. They turned in my direction and came like a train. I stopped the first and the others spilled round him at a frightful speed. I was in the eddy of the first beast, as it were. I got in another shot at an angle behind the ear and down he went.