in short order


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Related to in short order: hot under the collar, first off, defer to, same old same old, beyond reproach, to no avail, run errands

in short order

very quickly. I can straighten out this mess in short order. The maids came in and cleaned the place up in short order.
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in short order

very quickly He was able to deal with the scheduling problems in short order. In short order, she became head waiter.
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in short order

Quickly, without delay, as in The children got ready in short order to go to the mall. [First half of 1800s]
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And each time King was arrested, Pritchett freed him in short order, before the national press could turn him into a martyr.