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- (simile, colloquial) Vigorously, rapidly, zealously, or forcibly; in a manner which has considerable impact.
- 1954, Hedda Hopper, "Chandler, Baxter 'Spoilers' Costars," Los Angeles Times, 9. Dec., p. B12:
- "Put an actress in knock-out clothes and she'll come through like gangbusters."