quick as a flash

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of quick as a flash

informal
:very quickly
  • The waitress brought our order (as) quick as a flash.

Word by Word Definitions

quick play
  1. : not dead : living, alive

  2. : acting or capable of acting with speed: such as

  3. : fast in understanding, thinking, or learning : mentally agile

  1. : living beings

  2. : a painfully sensitive spot or area of flesh (such as that underlying a fingernail or toenail)

  3. : the inmost sensibilities

  1. : in a quick manner

flash play
  1. : rush, dash

  2. : to break forth in or like a sudden flame or flare

  3. : to appear suddenly

  1. : a sudden burst of light

  2. : a movement of a flag in signaling

  3. : a sudden and often brilliant burst

  1. : flashy, showy

  2. : of, relating to, or characteristic of flashy people or things

  3. : of, relating to, or characteristic of persons considered social outcasts

  1. : by very brief exposure to an intense altering agent (such as heat or cold)


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