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P.D.Q.

or PDQ

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Informal.
  1. immediately; at once: You'd better get started P.D.Q.
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Origin of P.D.Q.

1870–75; p(retty) d(amn) q(uick)
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British Dictionary definitions for pdq

pdq

abbreviation for
  1. pretty damn quick
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Word Origin and History for pdq

P.D.Q.

also pdq, initialism for pretty damn quick, attested from 1875.

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