at a rate of knots

idiom

British, informal
: very fast or quickly
We were bowling along the motorway at a rate of knots.

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s also the threat from China, which has less ICE incumbency to worry about in its home market and is transitioning to EVs at a rate of knots. James Morris, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024

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“At a rate of knots.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20a%20rate%20of%20knots. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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