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all-fired

[ awl-fahyuhrd ]
/ ˈɔlˌfaɪərd /
Informal.
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adjective, superlative all-fired·est.
tremendous; extreme; excessive: He had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job.
adverb
Also all-fired·ly [awl-fahyuhrd-lee, -fahy-rid-]. /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/. extremely; excessively: Don't be so all-fired sure of yourself.
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Origin of all-fired

First recorded in 1825–35; probably euphemism for hell-fired
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British Dictionary definitions for all-fired

all-fired
/ slang, mainly US /

adjective
(prenominal) excessive; extreme
adverb
(intensifier)don't be so all-fired sure of yourself!

Word Origin for all-fired

altered from hell-fired
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