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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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 Obviously, the pitchers are helping me with quicker times to the plate and giving me the opportunity to get the ball out on its way. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles catching prospect Chance Sisco's growth accelerating with early playing time," 17 Apr. 2018 Vettel had his quickest time on his final qualifying lap, clocking 1 minute, 31.095 seconds on the 3.39-mile course to edge out Raikkonen . . BostonGlobe.com, "Barcelona soccer breaks 38-year-old La Liga record," 15 Apr. 2018 Revision quiets skeptics The legislation grew out of an earlier effort, SB 1452, which proposed even quicker time frames for severing parental rights and prescribed stricter limits on state tolerance for substance-abusing parents. Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com, "Ducey signs bill to cut off parents' rights to drug-exposed babies after one year," 5 Apr. 2018 Kristoffersen rose from 10th-fastest in the morning with the quickest time in the second run. Graham Dunbar, chicagotribune.com, "Austria's Marcel Hirscher wins giant slalom gold," 18 Feb. 2018

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circa 1802, in the meaning defined above

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