Posted by ESC on July 13, 2001
In Reply to: Fast and Furious-origin posted by Kathleen Hitt on July 12, 2001
: Can anyone tell me about the "origin" of this phrase?
: Thank you.
FAST AND FURIOUS -- "Intense, heated. Robert Burns's 'Tam 0' Shanter' has:
As Tammie glow' red, amazed, and curious,
The mirth and fun grew fast and furious."
From "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).