like billyo

like billyo
Australian Slang
1. with gusto: "We laughed like billyo";
2. with great speed: "He rode like billyo"

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  • Like billyo — 1. with gusto: We laughed like billyo ; 2. with great speed: He rode like billyo …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • billyo — illyo, billyoh illyoh . a large amount; British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like the devil . [British] Syn: billy ho. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billyo — /ˈbɪlioʊ / (say bileeoh) phrase Colloquial 1. go to billyo, (an exclamation of dismissal.) 2. like billyo, a. with gusto: *I wanted like billy o to shake him off, but I didn t know how. –d arcy niland, 1955. b. with great speed: she rode like… …  

  • billyo — noun an unimaginably large amount British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like all get out • Syn: ↑billyoh, ↑billy ho, ↑all get out • Hypernyms: ↑large indefinite quantity, ↑large indefinite amount …   Useful english dictionary

  • billyoh — billyo illyo, billyoh illyoh . a large amount; British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like the devil . [British] Syn: billy ho. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • British slang — circuBritish slang is English language slang used in the UK. Slang is informal language sometimes peculiar to a particular social class or group and its use in Britain dates back to before the 16th century. The language of slang, in common with… …   Wikipedia

  • all get out — noun an unimaginably large amount British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like all get out • Syn: ↑billyo, ↑billyoh, ↑billy ho • Hypernyms: ↑large indefinite quantity, ↑large indefinite amount …   Useful english dictionary

  • billy-ho — noun an unimaginably large amount British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like all get out • Syn: ↑billyo, ↑billyoh, ↑all get out • Hypernyms: ↑large indefinite quantity, ↑large indefinite amount …   Useful english dictionary

  • billyoh — noun an unimaginably large amount British say it rained like billyo where Americans say it rained like all get out • Syn: ↑billyo, ↑billy ho, ↑all get out • Hypernyms: ↑large indefinite quantity, ↑large indefinite amount …   Useful english dictionary

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