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with a will
Vigorously, energetically, as in
He started pruning with a will
. This term, first recorded in 1848, uses
in the sense of “determination.”
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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