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get on like a house on fire

informal If two ​people get on like a house on ​fire, they like each other very much and ​becomefriends very ​quickly: I was ​worried that they wouldn't like each other but in ​fact they're getting on like a house on ​fire.
(Definition of get on like a house on fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “get on like a house on fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一见如故,情投意合…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一見如故,情投意合…
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