like (greased) lightning

Definition of like (greased) lightning

informal

  1. :  very quickly The news traveled across the country like lightning. moving like greased lightning

Word by Word Definitions

greaseplay greased
  1. :  rendered animal fat

    :  oily matter

    :  a thick lubricant

  1. :  to smear or daub with grease

    :  to lubricate with grease

    :  to soil with grease

lightningplay
  1. :  the flashing of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity

    :  the discharge itself

    :  a sudden stroke of fortune

  1. :  having or moving with or as if with the speed and suddenness of lightning

  1. :  to discharge a flash of lightning


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