Jack Robinson

  1. before you could say Jack Robinson or before you can say Jack Robinson extremely quickly or suddenly

Words Nearby Jack Robinson

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How to use Jack Robinson in a sentence

  • Here am I, started two days after you, tripping up your heels in less time than it takes to say Jack Robinson!

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • He ran out the front door of the doll house, and over the piazza, and down the steps before you could say "Jack Robinson."

  • He and Bridget packed them off before they could say Jack Robinson.

    Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
  • Into the Mortons' gate he slipped, and before anyone could say "Jack Robinson" he had crept under the steps of the side entrance.

    Jerry's Reward | Evelyn Snead Barnett
  • "Before you could say Jack Robinson" is a phrase, still current, derived from this highly droll song.

    Old and New London | Walter Thornbury

Other Idioms and Phrases with Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson

see before you can say Jack Robinson.

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