to get on like a house on fire


to really like each other

TRANSLATION

to get on like a house on fire = sich (mit jdm.) blendend verstehen

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“It is not surprising that SüdLeasing and R&M GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE as they have the same business philosophy.”

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get on like a house on fire
informal phrase

- if two people get on like a house on fire, they like each other very much and become friends very quickly

Cambridge Dictionary


ORIGIN

Mid 19th century "Like a house on fire" meant burning very rapidly or vigorously; eventually applying to very strong relationships which develop almost immediately.


FIERY IDIOMS

- a baptism of fire = being pushed/tested in a new experience/position by having to deal with difficult or unexpected circumstances

- Fire away! = to indicate to someone that they can begin speaking

- out of the frying pan into the fire = from a bad situation into a worse one

- to have fire in your belly = to be determined/ambitious

- to set the world alight/on fire = to do something remarkable


SYNONYMS

clicked immediately, instant friendship, GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE, hit it off, a meeting of minds, instant bonding, soulmate


Thanks to Hans for suggesting today’s phrase.


PRACTICE OWAD in an English conversation, say something like:

“We GOT ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE from the first moment we met.”


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