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.
See also: knot, of, rate

at a rate of knots

  (British & Australian)
if someone does something at a rate of knots, they do it very quickly
Usage notes: The speed a boat travels is measured in knots.
She did her homework at a rate of knots so that she could go out with her friends.
See also: knot, of, rate