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  • n. an unimaginably large amount


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  • I nearly had a seizure as a hidden voice bawled: "Now!" and as Moran swung from the window there was a scramble of feet and two dark shapes hurled themselves on him, fists swinging like billy-ho, and the three of them went down in a swearing, yelling tangle.


  • "The glass is dropping like billy-ho, and there's a brute of a sea tumbling in."

    The Submarine Hunters A Story of the Naval Patrol Work in the Great War

  • "You'll just have to practise like billy-ho!" said Betty Brierley, who was addicted to slang.

    The Youngest Girl in the Fifth A School Story

  • Pincher had got Lord Tottenham by the trouser leg and was holding on like billy-ho, so we started to run.

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers

  • I am very foolish, "says she, sniffing, and presently, when the Prince and Princess withdrew, she was all smiles again, curtseying like billy-ho, and kissing me a tender farewell.

    Flashman's Lady


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  • Also rendered as billy-o.

    March 9, 2015