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on a tear


  1. (slang) showing a sudden burst of energy

Example Sentences Including 'on a tear'

) Final domestic demand, then, was on a tear Now plug in foreign trade, an important matter for Canada.
Globe and Mail (2003)
A call to Buckingham Palace revealed the Duchess had just had an operation on a tear duct.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
Shefflin needed surgery on a tear duct in his right eye after he was smacked in the face by Quinn's hurley.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
That sector has been on a tear lately, so the limit has weighed down her returns.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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