in/at one fell swoop
Definition of in/at one fell swoop
: with a single, quick action or effort The court has dismissed all of the charges against him in one fell swoop.
Word by Word Definitions
: skin, hide, pelt
: a thin tough membrane covering a carcass directly under the hide
: to cut, knock, or bring down
: to sew (a seam) by folding one raw edge under the other and sewing flat on the wrong side
: past tense offall
: fierce, cruel, terrible
: sinister, malevolent
: very destructive : deadly
: a high barren field or moor
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