immediately; at once: You'd better get started P.D.Q.
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Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?
Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.
Origin of P.D.Q.
1870–75; p(retty) d(amn) q(uick)
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also pdq, initialism for pretty damn quick, attested from 1875.
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