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Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Like Drinking from a Fire Hose


The phrase like drinking from a fire hose is used in reference to being inundated with an overwhelming amount of information.




When the lobbyist asked the new delegate what his first Session had been like the delegate replied that it was like drinking from a fire hose. Each day he had been inundated with enormous amounts of new and detailed information about legislation and it had been extremely difficult to learn on the fly.

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