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one swell foop, in

Slang definitions & phrases for one swell foop, in

one swell foop, in

adverb phrase

All at once: How many times have you wanted to copy all your files to another directory and then delete the old files in one swell foop?

[anytime after 1605; Shakespeare's reference in Macbeth to the fatal swoop of a raptor]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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