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in the wink of an eye (or in a wink)

Definition of in the wink of an eye or in a wink in English:

Very quickly.
Example sentences
  • 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  • The listing was withdrawn but I would have purchased it in a wink.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.
Synonyms
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
See parent entry: wink

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