in a flash

idiom

informal
: very quickly or suddenly
I'll be back in a flash.
The idea came to me in a flash.

Examples of in a flash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fresh noodles cook in a flash in the skillet right alongside the vegetables. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2024 Released last month, the thumping diss track hit the Billboard Hot 100 in a flash but went dynamite across X, Instagram, and TikTok thanks to a surprise verse from Kendrick Lamar, the Compton rapper who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 and who is considered by many to be the best rapper alive today. Jason Parham, WIRED, 9 Apr. 2024 When cooking something in a flash, pre-heated oil and prepped ingredients are necessities. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024 When Spence hit the stage with No Doubt, everything changed in a flash. Stephanie Mendez, SPIN, 2 Feb. 2024 Videos were six seconds — and the rest happened in a flash. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2024 Second, the best food sources can change in a flash now, say, when a farmer finally gets the conditions needed to cut a field or deep snow suddenly blankets ground-level grub. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 Many names were included in a flash at the end of the performance. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 10 Mar. 2024 As the teacher started to count down, the students uncrossed their arms and bowed their heads, completing the exercise in a flash. Emma Bubola, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2024

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“In a flash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20flash. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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