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spread like wildfire

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spread like wildfire

  1. (intransitive, simile) To spread or disseminate rapidly or uncontrollably.
    The virus spread like wildfire throughout the Internet.
    • 1789, The Gentleman's Magazine, page 651:
      The propaganda of the rebels spread like wild-fire, and the hopes of the more daring Irish Catholics rose high.

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