The Alternative English Dictionary: all-fire

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all-fire
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (informal) Extreme or intense in degree (used to express mild disapproval or reproof) If you were not in such an all-fire hurry to get out of there, you would not have forgotten your purse.
adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (informal) To an intense degree (used to express mild disapproval or reproof) If she's so all-fire lonely, why doesn't she ever leave her dorm room and actually meet people?

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