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(informal) like billyo, (intensifier): snowing like billyo
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C19: of unknown origin
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  • She is used to pursuing that fleet and antlered pride of the forest—the stag—and she can go like billyo.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • For the wooden fence leading up to the bridge had caught fire, and it was burning like billyo.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit

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