Definition of in the wink of an eye or in a wink in English:
- She's a master of surprise, able in the wink of an eye to transport the reader from tranquil normality to stark terror.
- The listing was withdrawn but I would have purchased it in a wink.
- Being a Newcastle fan I know first hand Kieron's strengths and weaknesses, I know that he has bags of pace, can skin players in the wink of an eye, can create and score goals.
very soon/quickly, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in (less than) no time, in no time at all, before you know it, in a very short time;
North American momentarily
informal in a jiffy, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), before you can say Jack Robinson, in a sec, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, before you can say knife
British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
North American informal in a snap
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan