like (greased) lightning

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Definition of like (greased) lightning

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

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“Like (greased) lightning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20%28greased%29%20lightning. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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