[General] get on like a house on fire

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vil

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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.
 
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emsr2d2

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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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