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lickety-split

  (mainly American informal)
very quickly He drove off lickety-split down the highway.

lickety-split

(lɪkɪdiˈsplɪt)
mod. very fast. They ran across the field lickety-split.
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Surely, it would be better to invest the pension fund in a way that matches its future liabilities rather than going lickety-split for the maximum investment return with fingers crossed that nothing too dreadful will happen.
When the year is young, when vain Aquarius washes his mane, when frost copycats its thick-skinned sister snow, the laborer, Joe Blow, with nothing but incentive, slaps his thigh at the white countryside, and returns to his place to pace, like one with nothing better to do but not know what to do, until that time when he looks again with hope, and finds outside has been revived with a lickety-split face-lift and so, lifting his staff, Joe drives his sheep again to graze.
Go for lickety-split banana splits with your buds, or go to a show and get tickets at the door.
The British drive to their country estates in clippity-clop carriages, moving so slowly that you wonder whether they will arrive before next week's episode; the Jerseyites drive their SUVs lickety-split to the strip club or at midnight to the Hudson River to dump a corpse.
And we were gob-smacked as dozens of contenders contacted us lickety-split.
We expect dial-tone service, and we expect our messages to get there lickety-split.
Yet, Elway and the Broncos charged up the field, lickety-split, and tied the game.
Eleven chocolate cookies dipped in whipped cream slid down my throat lickety-split.
Ice cream, to nobody's surprise, was scooped up lickety-split by easy-to-tempt delegates weaving through miles of exhibits at McCormick Place.
Today's lickety-split lifestyles leave many people breathless, but there's plenty of evidence that a typical American spends less time than ever at work - either at home or on the job.
Sierra was zapping her cheek switch lickety-split, choosing what outfit the doll should wear.
Lickety-split, you pound out a cover sheet on the keyboard and dash over to the fax machine to send it off.
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