as quick as a flash

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as quick as a flash/wink

  also as quick as lightning
if you do something as quick as a flash, you do it very quickly Quick as a flash, he snatched the book and ran out of the room.
See also: flash, quick
References in classic literature ?
This was long before daybreak; and then they bustled away as quick as lightning.
But at that instant, another sensation swept through me as quick as lightning.
This he said in a tone of loud defi- ance; and at the same time, with a motion as quick as lightning, he with one single stroke dashed the pistols from the hand of each constable.
bear a hand, and get up a fire as quick as lightning under that steam-box.