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British pronunciation/lˈaɪk ðə dˈɛvəl/
American pronunciation/lˈaɪk ðə dˈɛvəl/
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in a very intense, energetic, or fast way

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like the Devil definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "like the Devil" and when to use it?

The idiom "like the Devil" has been used in English for centuries and likely originates from the association of the devil with extreme speed, intensity, or unpredictability. The devil is often depicted as a figure of great energy and force in various myths and religious traditions. People mostly use the phrase "like the devil" to describe doing something with exceptional speed, intensity, or energy, often suggesting a sense of urgency or aggressiveness.

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She was chopping vegetables like the Devil to get dinner ready in time.
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