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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A colloquial expression implying an intense or extreme degree, boundlessness, absence of restraint, or the like.


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  • Far from taking after those little wanton vagrants, who are hey-go-mad after striplings, and give themselves up to the fascinations of exterior appearance, she has a proper insight into things, staid, ripe, and judicious...

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 4 ch. 7

    September 18, 2008