like the devil

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: the devil - with great speed or effort or intensity; "drove like crazy"; "worked like hell to get the job done"; "ran like sin for the storm cellar"; "work like thunder"; "fought like the devil"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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Spurred on by a US $10,000 bet with a friend, Hotz forges press credentials, confronts the RCMP and, dressed like the devil, wades into a sea of one million pilgrims, all in an effort to kiss the papal ring.
I was jerking around in my sleep like the devil had jumped in me and got ahold of my body.
Clearly, the subject knows the publicity value that documentary like The Devil You Know offers.
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