in two shakes


in two shakes

She tried to get the case open. . . . "I wish Father was here," said Phyllis; "hed get it open in two shakes."


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  • two shakes — ( ● shake …   Useful english dictionary

  • two shakes of a lamb’s tail — mod. quickly; rapidly. □ I’ll be there in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. □ In two shakes of a lamb’s tail, the entire pile of bricks had collapsed …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • two shakes — Synonyms and related words: a breath, bit, breath, coup, crack, flash, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, instant, jiff, jiffy, little, little bit, little while, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment, no time, pair of winks …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Two shakes — very short time; minute …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • two shakes — Australian Slang very short time; minute …   English dialects glossary

  • in two shakes — I in two shakes (of a lamb s tail) informal very quickly I ll be back to you in two shakes II in two shakes (of a lamb s tail) see shake * * * in …   Useful english dictionary

  • in two shakes — (of a lamb s tail) old fashioned, old fashioned very soon. I ll be with you in two shakes of a lamb s tail …   New idioms dictionary

  • in two shakes — (of a lamb s tail) very soon, in a couple of seconds, in a sec    I ll be with you in two shakes. I just have to turn off the lights …   English idioms

  • in two shakes — See in two shakes of a lamb s tail …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in two shakes — ► in two shakes (of a lamb s tail) informal very quickly. Main Entry: ↑shake …   English terms dictionary


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