in/at one fell swoop

idiom

: with a single, quick action or effort
The court has dismissed all of the charges against him in one fell swoop.

Examples of in/at one fell swoop in a Sentence

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“In/at one fell swoop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%2Fat%20one%20fell%20swoop. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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