[adjective, adverb duhb-uh l-kwik; noun, verb duhb-uh l-kwik]
- very quick or rapid.
- in a very quick or rapid manner.
- a very quick marching pace: double time.
- to double-time.
Origin of double-quick
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for double-quick
He sent the latter after a cab and proceeded to dress in double-quick time.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
Just this—I shall get out of the country in double-quick time.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Give orders to take on all necessary supplies—in double-quick time.Vampires of Space
Sewell Peaslee Wright
The Louisiana Brigade, leading, was coming at a double-quick.The Long Roll
If you see any signs of trouble, get back on the double-quick.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
- very quick; rapid
- in a very quick or rapid manner
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