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fast time

noun, Informal.
Origin of fast time
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Cubs waited, nervously aware of how fast time was passing.

  • Should Mendelssohn's "Spring Song" be played in slow or fast time?

    Piano Playing

    Josef Hofmann
  • They covered it in fast time, and almost fell inside the door.

    The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall

    Spencer Davenport
  • The sun, sinking lower in the sky, warned the pair how fast time was passing.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • The road over which we had traveled is not favorable for fast time.

  • “Monsieur the Chevalier,” she murmured softly, as though trying the sound of the words for the fast time.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • We lived by rule, apportioning the hours to certain duties, and every one knows how fast time passes under those conditions.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
  • There is always some delay in these affairs, and, once we get started in the Comet we can make all kinds of fast time.

  • Duncan finally scored the touchdown, having made the 105 yards in what would have been fast time for a Wefers.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • Been having such an interesting conversation that you didn't know how fast time was going?

    Clark's Field Robert Herrick

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