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Meaning of "go like the clappers" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS

go like the clappers play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS

go hard
go hard with
go in
go in for
go into
go into detail
go it
go it alone
go like a dream
go like hot cakes
go missing
go much on
go nap
go native
go off
go off at half-cock
go off the deep end
go on
go on record
go on the swag

WORDS THAT END LIKE GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS

calipers
capers
champers
choppers
clippers
clodhoppers
deely boppers
finders keepers
hair clippers
hedge clippers
Japanese slippers
Jaspers
jeepers
nail clippers
nippers
on one´s uppers
papers
rompers
vespers
working papers

Synonyms and antonyms of go like the clappers in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «go like the clappers» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS

Find out the translation of go like the clappers to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of go like the clappers from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «go like the clappers» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

去像棒槌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ir como los badajos
570 millions of speakers

English

go like the clappers
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्लैपर तरह जाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تذهب مثل المصفقون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идти как трещотки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ir como os badalos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ল্যাপারের মতো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aller comme les claquettes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pergi seperti clappers
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gehen , wie die Klöppel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

拍子木のように行く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

clappers 처럼 이동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lunga kaya clappers
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi như clappers
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிளிப்பர்களாகப் போங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कपाटांप्रमाणे जा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tıraş makinesi gibi gidin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

andare come i battenti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

iść jak kołatki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

йти як тріскачки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

du-te la fel ca huruitori
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πάνε όπως τα clappers
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gaan soos die klappers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gå ut som kläpp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gå som clappers
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of go like the clappers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS»

The term «go like the clappers» is normally little used and occupies the 137.727 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about go like the clappers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS»

Discover the use of go like the clappers in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to go like the clappers and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
2 of anything, to occur quickly, plentifully. go like the clappers v. [1940s+] (orig. RAF) to run very fast; a euph. for GO LIKE HELL v. [rhy. si.; clappers = bell = hell; note RAF jargon like the clappers of hell, very fast] go like the devil v. see GO LIKE ...
Jonathon Green, 2005
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Oxford Thesaurus of English
... get one's skates on, go like the clappers, stir one's stumps; Scottish informal wheech; N. Amer. informal hightail, barrel, boogie, clip, lay rubber, get the lead out, get a wiggle on; S. African informal put foot; N. Amer. vulgar slang drag/tear/ haul ...
Maurice Waite, 2009
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German/English Dictionary of Idioms
sal - (mit) eine(r) affenartige(n)/(affenartiger) Geschwindigkeit (daherrasen/...) ' 10 d0 s.th. a1 break-neck speed, 10 90 like the clappers einen Affenzahn draufhaben sal - 1. 2. 10 go a1 break-neck speed coll, 10 go like the clappers, 3. 10 race ...
Hans Schemann, 2013
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
... nen/fahren/... to go like the clappers Affentempo: (mit) ein(em) Affentempo (da herrasen/...) • Affenzahn: einen Affenzahn draufhaben * Affenzahn: (mit) ein(em) Affenzahn (daherra- sen/..) ♢ Tempo: ein wahnsinniges/irres/. Tempo draufhaben  ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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A Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary
(see: go like the clappers) gogglebox: Sometimes without the g. Idiot box or Television Set to you. You will see some familiar faces. Maude strides across the screen, and Sonny and Cher (yes; and some of the shows are that old) also strut their ...
Leland, Jr., Louis S.
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The Life of Lee
I tried to explain to her that I could be bad, I could be rough, I could be savage, I could go like the clappers if required. If she really wanted, I could quite gladly punch her in the face. I could dress in moody leather, perhaps her dad's chamois.
Lee Evans, 2011
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Code Name Verity
The Rosalie really did not want to go like the clappers and performed its usual consumptive drama every time we came to an uphill slope, coughing and gasping like a dying Dickens heroine, and finallyjust stopped—engine still gasping a bit ...
Elizabeth E. Wein, 2012
8
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
DAVE: I Said you gO like the Clappers— Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash. The Royle Family. 1999 • What it all boils down to is that the Ducati 999 goes like the clappers. — The Guardian, 10th September 2002 Clappy adjective infected with a ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
9
Aussie Slang Dictionary
clappers If your car goes really fast, it is said to 'go like the clappers'. clip Amild form of punishment dealt with the open hand. 'His mother gave him a clip under the ear.' clobber (1)If you clobber someone, it meansyou havejust assaulted them .
John Blackman, 2012
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The Lingo Dictionary: Of Favourite Australian Words and Phrases
... go like the clappers To go very fast. golly Saliva and mucus collected in the mouth and spat 120.
John Miller, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GO LIKE THE CLAPPERS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term go like the clappers is used in the context of the following news items.
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We must confront our mortgage arrears crisis
In this country, green is interpreted as 'go like the clappers'; orange is a variation of the same; while red signifies 'keep going, unless there's a ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
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Multi-award-winning star Imelda Staunton is Gypsy Woman
Imelda's had time to detox from Gypsy, which demands that its leading lady sing her heart out and go like the clappers for nigh on three hours a ... «Express.co.uk, Apr 15»
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Fuse ODG review – an entertaining frenzy of an Afrobeats show
... west African dance rhythms with heavily accented raps and ravey David Guetta synths, there's a do-as-you-see vibe: go like the clappers. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
4
Bus companies fully booked ahead of Dundee United's League Cup …
Dundee United fans hope 'thundersticks' will help players go like the clappers · Dundee United fans call for even split at Hampden for League ... «The Courier, Feb 15»
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Dundee United fans call for even split at Hampden for League Cup …
Dundee United fans hope 'thundersticks' will help players go like the clappers. DON'T MISS. Threatened with a shovel and told to die of cancer ... «The Courier, Feb 15»
6
KFA2 GeForce GTX 960 EXOC
We imagine not, and for those who look to determine their own GPU speed, KFA2 reckons the EXOC will go like the clappers when pushed. «HEXUS, Jan 15»
7
You can call me love, but never bossy
Terms such as “daft woman” or judging females solely by their hair colour — “blondes are thick/redheads go like the clappers” — or even the ... «The Times, Dec 14»
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£100K Garage: Mark Williams
Why I chose it: "I grew up watching films like Vanishing Point and Bullitt and think Dodges are ace. This is petrol so should go like the clappers. «Pistonheads.com, Dec 14»
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Marking a milestone in heels
"With farce, you have to go like the clappers. If you stop, if you pause and let the audience think, they will start to piece things together and say ... «Manawatu Standard, Dec 14»
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Goodwood Revival 2014: Celebrating 60 years of the Jaguar D-Type
... transformed into children, as they gaze with excitement and the endless collection of vintage cars that look sublime, but go like the clappers. «The Independent, Sep 14»

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