like (greased) lightning

like (greased) lightning
like (greased) lightning phrase
very quickly
Thesaurus: quicklysynonym
Main entry: lightning

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like (greased) ˈlightning idiom
very fast

He leapt out of the car like lightning.

Main entry:lightningidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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