quick time


Definition of quick time

: a rate of marching in which 120 steps each 30 inches in length are taken in one minute

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That was until Martinez rolled up and smashed yet another record in double quick time. SI.com, "Josef Martinez: 5 Things to Know About Atlanta United's Record-Breaking Striker," 20 Aug. 2019 Backers say the site could receive its first shipment of spent fuel in 2023 — a quick time frame by regulatory standards. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Where could the nuclear waste at San Onofre go? It’s not an easy question to answer," 27 July 2019 First set lost Vondrousova hadn't lost a set prior to the final, so Barty winning the opener and in quick time, must have been a blow. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Ashleigh Barty beats Marketa Vondrousova to win French Open," 8 June 2019 Cooler engine, denser air, more horsepower, quicker times. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Drag Race a 797-Horsepower Hellcat Redeye," 13 Nov. 2018 Such projects are guaranteed approval within 180 days, a lightning-quick time frame in most of the Bay Area, especially Berkeley, where housing developments can take as long as four years to get permitted. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Developer threatens to act against Berkeley over affordable housing project," 28 June 2018 The idea is simple, down 12 ounces of Oberweis chocolate milk before each lap around the Hinsdale Central track, and try to finish with the quickest time. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Milk Mile challenge: down three cups of milk while running a mile without tossing your cookies — for charity, of course," 1 June 2018 And unfortunately, many quick time checks turn into text-checks, voicemail checks, email checks and quick Facetime sessions with the grandkids. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Family wedding could revive feuds," 5 May 2018 The authorities, tired of recurring bail-outs, are forcing them to recognise which loans are unlikely to be repaid, and to initiate insolvency proceedings in double-quick time. The Economist, "The humbling of India’s tycoons," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quick time

circa 1802, in the meaning defined above

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