As quick as greased lightning

very quick

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • as quick as greased lightning — Australian Slang very quick …   English dialects glossary

  • lightning — light|ning1 [ laıtnıŋ ] noun uncount * the bright flashes of light that you see in the sky during a storm: She lay awake, listening to the thunder and lightning. a flash of lightning: A flash of lightning lit up the sky. be struck by lightning… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lightning — I UK [ˈlaɪtnɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] * the bright flashes of light that you see in the sky during a storm She lay awake, listening to the thunder and lightning. a flash of lightning: A flash of lightning lit up the sky. be struck by lightning… …   English dictionary

  • quick — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. rapid, swift, brief; prompt, alert; ready, unhesitating; hasty, irascible; sensitive, keen; alive, living, sentient. See velocity, activity, feeling, irascibility, intelligence. Ant., slow, sluggish …   English dictionary for students

  • lightning fast — very quick, super fast, faster than a speeding bullet, greased lightning    The black mamba is lightning fast one of the fastest and is the most deadly of African snakes …   English idioms

  • instantaneously — adv immediately, instantly, at once, abruptly, suddenly; now, on the instant, on the moment, right away, forthwith; in a trice, in a jiffy, in no time, in less than no time, in a fraction of a second; directly, without delay, Archaic. anon,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • at/on the double — VERY QUICKLY, as fast as one s legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, at (full) speed, at full tilt, as fast as possible; informal double quick, like (greased) lightning, like the wind, like a scalded cat,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fast — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. starve, diet, abstain. See asceticism. adj. swift, speedy, fleet, quick, rapid; secure, firm, permanent, steadfast, profound; wild, rakish, dissipated. See velocity, junction, impurity, tenacity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • MythBusters (2009 season) — Country of origin Australia United States No. of episodes 23 (includes 3 specials) Broadcast Original channel …   Wikipedia

  • flash — Synonyms and related words: Teletype, advertise, air, antelope, arrow, automatic response, backfire, bang, be bright, beacon, beam, beat the drum, bedazzle, blare, blast, blaze, blaze of light, blazon forth, blind, blind impulse, blink, blowout,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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