lickety-split


lick·e·ty–split

adverb \ˌli-kə-tē-ˈsplit\

: very quickly

Full Definition of LICKETY-SPLIT

:  at great speed

Origin of LICKETY-SPLIT

probably irregular from 1lick + split
First Known Use: circa 1859

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