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flat chat

1. adjective (sometimes hyphenated) Very busy; preoccupied with many different things at once. Primarily heard in Australia. Sorry I couldn't make it to lunch today, I've been flat chat with the kids all day. I've been so flat-chat at work that I barely have time to see my kids anymore.
2. adverb (sometimes hyphenated) At the greatest possible speed, efficiency, or power. Primarily heard in Australia. We drove that car flat chat out of town. The whole team is working flat-chat to get this project finished and perfect.
See also: chat, flat
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Debate raged on internet forums as to whether this latest car would continue the front-wheel drive theme or go all-wheel drive and it was only when video leaked of a development car exiting a corner of the Nurburgring at flat chat with a few degrees of power oversteer that the cat was out of the bag.
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