from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Informal At breakneck speed: "The journey back he made along the coast road, traveling hell-for-leather” ( Idival Jones).
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- adv. as fast as possible; recklessly fast
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- adv. at breakneck speed
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You can't, of course, discuss Lady Gaga without some mention of Madonna, whose blond ambition now seems positively classy next to Gaga's hell-for-leather brazenness.
Gambino's stylistic debt to that other middle-class rapper, Kanye West, seems a little smaller tonight than on record, even when he uses West's "All of the Lights" as a springboard for one of his own hell-for-leather verses.
For all his hell-for-leather cowboy zeal, Stilwell was a Yankee and an intellectual, who had first gone to China as a young military attaché and had learned both Mandarin and Cantonese.
The central conflict of the Obama Presidency has been between the jobs and growth crisis he inherited and the President's hell-for-leather pursuit of his larger social-policy ambitions.
In 1949 he put together a quintet with an offbeat instrumentation — piano, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums — that played everything from pretty-pretty ballads to such hell-for-leather bebop anthems as Denzil Best's "Move."
We've all heard that stuff, but the hell-for-leather turf war going on under those apple trees was something else.
That said, Brown can only lose swing voters once so will now go hell-for-leather to shore up the core vote - what's left of it.
I prepare to unleash a hell-for-leather fury in the name of all that is good and right, all that is Sisqó.
Bishop Staples retakes the pulpit and whips the crowd into a frenzy with a hell-for-leather sing-songy sermon that is half T. D. Jakes, half Otis Redding.
Mr. MATT WOLF (Critic, International Herald Tribune): You often hear people saying, if they have a London hit, theyll often say, gosh, I wish that had been a Broadway hit, because that rare time out in New York, when you absolutely go hell-for-leather with a production and it pays back, you can make proper money.