Meaning of like a demon in English:

like a demon


  • In a very forceful, fierce, or skilful way.

    ‘he worked like a demon’
    • ‘We had our excuses - Papa watched TV late and loud and snored like a demon and my reading lamp bothered Mother.’
    • ‘Toby in front of me was rowing like a demon, his competitiveness harnessed and proving very effective and Wheelie kept bellowing and keeping us focused.’
    • ‘After all, he scored the first goal, made the third and defended like a demon for the two periods of extra-time.’
    • ‘He trains like a demon and has taken transplant swimming to a new high.’
    • ‘Finally felt better on Sunday night and now I'm up late writing emails like a demon after too long an absence.’
    • ‘He negotiated like a demon and saved the club from an unimaginable fate.’
    • ‘Reilly has clearly researched and planned the story - and then written like a demon.’
    • ‘Professional golfers of his era were demon drinkers.’
    • ‘I drove the length and breadth of the country at demon speed but I was still hankering after one more thing.’
    • ‘Booze was imbedded in the culture of the tour back then and guys played up to their reputations as demon drinkers.’