in a ripping hurry

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jacdac

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Lebanese
They came in a ripping hurry and there were some accidents. Two people were killed when Early Hutchinson’s VW collided with the Fannin’s’ station wagon, but such minor things stopped no one.

Source: The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

Does in a ripping hurry mean in a tearing hurry (go somewhere very quickly, usually because you are late)?

Thank you.
 
  • Loob

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    English UK
    I think it must do, jacdac (I've never heard "ripping hurry" before).
     
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