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on a tear

Definitions

  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)
That sector has been on a tear lately, so the limit has weighed down her returns.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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