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    get on like a house on fire

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “How did you get on with Marta?”
    Jones said. “We got on like a house on fire.”

    get on like a house on fire = have a very good, friendly relationship

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 18-May-2010 at 18:05.

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    Re: get on like a house on fire

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “How did you get on with Marta?”
    Jones said. “We got on like a house on fire.”

    get on like a house on fire = have a very good, friendly relationship

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Absolutely correct. They got on very well, probably immediately they met!

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