by leaps and bounds

by leaps and bounds
Fig. rapidly; by large movements forward. •

The brush we cut back last fall is growing by leaps and bounds.

The profits of my company are increasing by leaps and bounds.

He is gaining by leaps and bounds.

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{adv. phr.} With long steps; very rapidly. * /Production in the factory was increasing by leaps and bounds./ * /The school enrollment was going up by leaps and bounds./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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