hell for leather

hell-for-leather

[hel-fer-leth-er] Informal.
adjective
1.
characterized by reckless determination or breakneck speed: The sheriff led the posse in a hell-for-leather chase.
adverb
2.
in a hell-for-leather manner; hellbent: motorcycles roaring hell-for-leather down the turnpike.

Origin:
1885–90

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