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(ˈbɪlɪˌəʊ) ,






like billyo informal (intensifier): snowing like billyo. Also called: billy-ho
[C19: of unknown origin]
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Noun1.billyo - an unimaginably large amountbillyo - an unimaginably large amount; "British say `it rained like billyo' where Americans say `it rained like all get out'"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude


n (esp Brit inf) like billyowie verrückt (inf)


billyoh [ˈbɪlɪˌəʊ] n (Brit) (fam) they were fighting like billyo(h)si riempivano di botte
it was raining like billyo(h) → pioveva a dirotto
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