Fast and Furious

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Meaning of 'Fast and Furious' Idiom

The idiom 'fast and furious,' used as an adjective, refers to something that moves very quickly and is very energetic and lively. Something fast moving and exciting. It can generally be used to mean hurried, especially anything done in a break-neck fashion.

Usage

"The race was fast and furious, and three cars crashed spectacularly."

"A fast and furious storm moved through the village, but luckily little damage was done."

Origin

This is an example of an idiom in which the meaning can be deduced from the meaning of the words used to form the idiom and by the context in which the idiom is normally used. Although when the idiom was first used is unknown, it has been a part of English since at least the mid-1800s.

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