like greased lightning

like greased lightning
like greased lightning
Extremely quickly
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Main Entry:grease

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informal extremely fast

you come up with plans faster than greased lightning

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like greased lightning — see lightning, 1
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Main Entry:grease
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like (greased) lightning
informal : very quickly

The news traveled across the country like lightning.

moving like greased lightning

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Main Entry:lightning

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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