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    Default We get on like a house on fire

    I know it's when people are similar but why a house on fire?

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    Default Re: We get on like a house on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Rona 12 View Post
    I know it's when people are similar but why a house on fire?
    get along like a house on fire
    (verb) to have a great relationship with someone quickly

    Example Sentences:

    I was worried when my boyfriend and father met for the first time. However, they got along like a house on fire because they both like watching football and playing poker.

    A: Do you like your new roommate?
    B: Yeah! We get along like a house on fire! We both like the same things and we are both clean people!

    The boss was happy that the new employees and the old employees were getting along like a house on fire.

    Re: "Like a house on fire"
    get on like a house on fire - definition of get on like a house on fire by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
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    Default Re: We get on like a house on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Rona 12 View Post
    I know it's when people are similar but why a house on fire?
    The Oxford English Dictionary lists "like a house on fire" among proverbial colloquial phrases containing "house." Its definition is "as fast as a house would burn; very fast or vigorously."

    I took the definition from my favourite phrases website www.phrases.org.uk, it is quite good. Worth checking it out

    Please note: I am not a teacher
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    Default Re: We get on like a house on fire

    Niezly typ na wyjasnienie, dzieki.

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    Default Re: We get on like a house on fire

    Do Czech and Polish folks understand each other's language?

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    Default Re: We get on like a house on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    Do Czech and Polish folks understand each other's language?
    Actually Rona wrote that post in Polish
    I don't know how would that sentence look in Czech. Rona, would it be similar to Polish? To be honest with you people say our languages are very similar and we should understand each other without any problems, but I always had difficulties to understand it. Maybe because I have not heard enough of it to get it know better, the language I mean.

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