Definition of like a streak in English:

like a streak


  • Very fast.

    • ‘he is off like a streak’
    • ‘Of all the fish Charlie is always the first to spot your approach, crossing the pool like a streak of greased lightning to stick his head out of the water.’
    • ‘Then he was off like a streak, running up the hill.’
    • ‘Suddenly she took off, like a streak, straight ahead, and vanished out of sight.’
    • ‘The shark would probably be off like a streak if he saw a man diving toward him.’
    quickly, fast, swiftly, speedily, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, post-haste, hotfoot, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, expeditiously, briskly, promptly