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lickety-split

Line breaks: lickety-split
Pronunciation: /ˌlɪkətɪˈsplɪt
 
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Definition of lickety-split in English:

adverb

North American informal
As fast as possible: I took off lickety-split across the lawn
More example sentences
  • Before you go from 5K runner to marathoner lickety-split, you'll have to address the second tenet of neuromuscular training: teaching your mind to push through pain, because - we won't lie to you - there's a lot of it.
  • And yet he's had a very sunny disposition, telling great stories about how everybody is moving through lickety-split.
  • The man should be lauded for wanting to get places lickety-split.

Origin

early 19th century (in the phrase as fast as lickety 'at full speed'): from a fanciful extension of lick + split (verb).

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