Like anything

Is it used nowadays like an intensifier?


It's raining like anything
She studied like anything to pass the exam

Apr 19, 2014 11:11 PM
Comments · 4

People in the USA will know what you are talking about, but no - "like anything" is not used often. 

April 20, 2014

Like anything? I have never heard that phrase. 

April 20, 2014

 "It's raining like cat's and dog's." is common.


April 20, 2014

I've seen that a lot of things are used to compare. He studied like a horse, for example. The "horse" is used for emphasize a vast content, probably due his big aspect. When I want to compare something with a word and it doesn't pass through my mind, I usually say: "It's raining like I don't know what!".

April 19, 2014