# at a rate of knots

## at a rate of knots

Rapidly. (A boat's speed is measured in knots.) Primarily heard in UK, Australia. We're going to have to move at a rate of knots to have any hope of getting there on time.

## at a rate of knots

BRITISHIf someone does something

**at a rate of knots**, they do it very quickly. The band worked at a rate of knots on the LP, often flying back to Dublin after a European show, working all night on the album. By 1935, Blyton was publishing at a rate of knots — adventures, fairy tales, mysteries. Note: The speed of ships is measured in knots. A knot is one nautical mile per hour, equivalent to 1.15 land miles per hour.## at a rate of knots

very fast.*British informal*

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*knot*here is a nautical unit of speed, equal to one nautical mile per hour.## at a rate of ˈknots

(*British English*,

*informal*) very fast: You must have been going at a rate of knots to have finished so soon. OPPOSITE: at a snail’s pace

The speed of a boat or ship is measured in knots.

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