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Also, like mad ; like nobody's business . With exceeding enthusiasm or speed, without restraint. For example, We shopped like crazy and bought all our furniture in one day , or Once he's out of the town limits he drives like mad , or The choir sang the Hallelujah Chorus like nobody's business . The first terms employ crazy and mad in the sense of “lunatic” as a hyperbole for lack of restraint; the third implies that no business could be conducted in such an extraordinary fashion. The first and third date from the 1920s, the second from the mid-1600s.

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