billyo


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billyo

(ˈbɪlɪˌəʊ) ,

billy-o

,

billyoh

or

billy-oh

n
like billyo informal (intensifier): snowing like billyo. Also called: billy-ho
[C19: of unknown origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

billyo(h)

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

billyo

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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CASHIN - LILY February 1, 2011, Deepest sympathy to all the family on the sad loss of our Lily, the laughs and good times will stay with me forever - love brother Billyo Alice and family xx C H O N G -O N -HENRY THEODORE, February 5, 2011.
But hopefully, once the bloke next door who works for the council has moved his van out of the way, you'll see it's been snowing like old billyo.