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faster than you can say Jack Robinson
Extremely quickly; almost immediately; suddenly or in a very short space of time. Once I'm finished with high school, I'll be outta this two-bit town faster than you can say Jack Robinson! I was out fishing one day when, faster than you can say Jack Robinson, a 20-pound trout jumped out of the water and right into my lap!
faster than greased lightning
Extremely fast. Wow, that car just blew past me—it's faster than greased lightning! When I take tests, I'm faster than greased lightning, so I'm sure I'll be the first one done.
faster and faster
at an increasing rate of speed; fast and then even faster. The car went faster and faster and I was afraid we would crash. The cost of education goes up faster and faster every year.
the ˌbigger, ˌfaster, etc. the ˈbetterused to say that something should be as big, fast, etc. as possible: As far as the hard disk is concerned, the bigger the better.
See also: better
faster than a speeding bulletand FTASB
phr. & comp. abb. Very fast. (From the introduction to the old radio program, The Adventures of Superman. Superman was faster than a speeding bullet.) I’ll be there FTASB. I ordered it on Wednesday, and it was on my doorstep, faster than a speeding bullet, the next day.
faster than a cat lapping chain lightning
Another old Southern expression, this one meaning very fast indeed.