quick as a wink

Also, quick as a bunny or a flash. Very speedily, as in He was out of here quick as a wink, or She answered, quick as a bunny. These similes have largely replaced the earlier quick as lightning, although quick as a flash no doubt alludes to it (also see like greased lightning), and quick as thought, now obsolete. The bunny variant dates from the mid-1800s, the others from the late 1800s.


Nearby words

  1. quiche lorraine,
  2. quichua,
  3. quiché,
  4. quick,
  5. quick and the dead,
  6. quick assets,
  7. quick bread,
  8. quick draw,
  9. quick fire,
  10. quick fix

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