like a train

EnglishEdit

A train.

Prepositional phraseEdit

like a train

  1. (simile, UK) With unstoppable momentum.
    • 1949, Walter Dalrymple Maitland Bell, Karamojo safari, page 85:
      I could not get a shot in. They turned in my direction and came like a train. I stopped the first and the others spilled round him at a frightful speed. I was in the eddy of the first beast, as it were. I got in another shot at an angle behind the ear and down he went.
    • 1994, Sheila Garrigue, The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito, ISBN 0689718098, page 17:
      "That tide's coming in like a train, and if the Raider breaks up, the currents will drag them under!" Her voice was desperate. "I don't see 'ow anyone can get to them!" It was true.
    • 2005, Alan Ball, Playing Extra Time, ISBN 0330427423, page 221:
      Aspinall was suspended for the first three games but we started like a train. We took ten points from the first twelve, beating Leeds 4—0 at home with Hilaire and Blake coming back, and we went to the top of the league.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 20:14