spread like wildfire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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spread like wildfire

If ​disease or ​newsspreads like wildfire, it ​quicklyaffects or ​becomesknown by more and more ​people: Once one ​child in the ​school has the ​infection, it ​spreads like wildfire.
(Definition of spread like wildfire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spread like wildfire”
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病或消息)迅速传播开来, (消息)不胫而走…
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病或消息)迅速傳播開來, (消息)不脛而走…
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