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make good time

Travel far in a short time, as in We made good time, getting to Vermont in only four hours. [ Late 1800s ]
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  • Kenneth did not mind the cost, if only he was able to make good time.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow
  • "Why, you see I have learned how to make good time," chuckled Danny.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish
  • Well have to make good time if we get away from them, said Dick.

  • The Get There did make good time, 67 but it was not worthy of its name.

    The Motor Girls on the Coast Margaret Penrose
  • We have to make good time and we're going faster with you on the sled.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • I can make good time; the serpent'll have to slash and wriggle his way over or through this slimy growth.

    The Terror from the Depths Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • She told the men to ask every able-bodied man they met to join them so that they could change carriers often and make good time.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • When the roads get muddy it's going to be pretty hard going, so we want to make good time now.

  • The party expected to make good time, but the very flatness of the land proved a hindrance.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • The road to Skowhegan, five miles down the Kennebec, was very sandy, and it was impossible for them to make good time.

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