to beat the band

to beat the band AND to beat all (very much, very fast; to the greatest possible degree. ) — изо всех сил; во всю мочь; что есть мочи

Example 1: They all laughed to beat the band, and I did, too, that's how good we felt.

Example 2: And she's winking and blinking at me to beat the band.

Example 3: Seeing the man enthralled by blood she starts shrieking and howling to beat the band.

Example 4: We were working to beat the band in order to finish our work early and go home.

Example 5: ...right then a dog two stories overhead began barking to beat the band

Example 6: It was raining to beat the band.