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    #1

    idiom

    like gang busters.
    means to do some thing very quickly .
    till the cows come home .
    means for along time .

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    Re: idiom

    Welcome to the forum.

    Do you have a question for us?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: idiom

    thank you i want to know if they are wrong or right

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    Re: idiom

    All of your posts are wrong so far because they contain no capitalisation or punctuation. Here are the most important rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Capitalise all proper nouns.
    - End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.

    Now please write your first post again, following those rules.
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    Re: idiom

    Like gang-busters .
    Does this sentence mean to do some thing very quickly ?
    Till the cows come .
    Does this sentence mean for along time ?

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    #6

    Re: idiom

    You are wrong about the first sentence.

    The second sentence means 'for a very long time, possibly for ever' . 'A long time' - three words.

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    #7

    Re: idiom

    What does the first sentence mean then?

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #8

    Re: idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    What does the first sentence mean then?

    Thanks.
    It's an imperative sentence ordering you to like (feel friendly/positive towards) "gang-busters" whatever they are.

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    Re: idiom

    Where did you hear/read "Like gang busters" and why do you think it is an idiom?
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    #10

    Re: idiom

    Perhaps it's an American one. Yes, "like gangbusters" means fast, with excitement and energy."

    like gangbusters - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    It's more metaphorical. They attacked that project like gangbusters.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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