Hell Bent For Leather

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  1. “Hell for leather” meaning “all deliberate haste” was a popular phrase in itself. Among a number of variants is “hell-bent for election,” said to have originated with the Maine gubernatorial race and appearing in an Stephen Crane story: “One puncher racin' his cow-pony hell-bent-for-election down Main Street.”.
  2. Moving recklessly fast, as in Out the door she went, hell-bent for leather. The use of hell-bent in the sense of “recklessly determined” dates from the first half of the s. Leather alludes to a horse's saddle and to riding on horseback; this colloquial expression may be an American version of the earlier British army jargon hell for leather.
  3. hell-bent for leather Very quickly or as quickly as possible. The "leather" in the phrase is thought to refer to a horse's saddle or whip. When her ex-boyfriend walked into the party, Patty went hell-bent for leather to get out of there. See also: leather hell-bent for leather Inf. moving or behaving recklessly; riding a horse fast and recklessly. They.
  4. Feb 01,  · Directed by George Sherman. With Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally, Robert Middleton. Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit/10().
  5. Mar 18,  · “Hell bent for leather” is a term that refers to the act of embarking impulsively with little regard for the consequences. It’s believed to be a mash-up of two popular 19th-century terms: “Hell bent,” which indicated fierce determination for some reckless cause, and “Hell for leather,” which refers to riding horseback at breakneck speed.
  6. "Hell bent for leather" has many uses and the most popular American use goes back to the 19th century american west when a particular livestock animal, such as a cow, bull or horse would be particularly difficult to handle. One of these troublesome creatures would cause their handler so much trouble that the owner or handler considered slaughter of the animal and turning the carcass into leather.
  7. Oct 26,  · “Hell bent for leather,” then, implies that a foolhardy or reckless individual might do something that could endanger him/herself, and should he/she be .
  8. In particular, the band that popularized it was Judas Priest, and the Trope Namer is their song "Hell Bent For Leather" from their disc Killing Machine. The best part: Black leather became iconic after Rob Halford decked out his band in BDSM fetish outfits and nobody got it right.

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