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come on like gangbusters

Slang definitions & phrases for come on like gangbusters

come on like gangbusters

verb phrase

To begin or proceed in a vigorous fashion: I come on like the Gang Busters and go off like The March of Time

[1942+; fr the radio program Gangbusters of 1937–1942, which was introduced by a noisy miscellany of sirens, shots, screeches, music, etc]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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