Definition of in or at one fell swoop in English:
All in one go: in one fell swoop they exceeded the total number of tries scored last year
[From Shakespeare's Macbeth ( iv. iii. 219)]
More example sentences
- Freedom and privacy rarely, if ever, disappear in one fell swoop.
- And in one fell swoop, all the things I had to remember her by were gone.
- In one fell swoop fuel has been added to the fire of community disillusion with its political appointees.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.