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holus-bolus

holus–bolus

adverb ho·lus–bo·lus \ˌhō-ləs-ˈbō-ləs\

Definition of HOLUS-BOLUS

:  all at once <she … put it back, holus–bolus, in her pocket — Wilkie Collins>

Origin of HOLUS-BOLUS

probably reduplication of bolus
First Known Use: 1857

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