make quick work of (someone or something)

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make quick work of (someone or something)

To deal with, finish, or dispose of someone or something very quickly or handily; (of an object) to consume something quickly. We'll make quick work of this project now that you've joined the team. You made quick work of that book you were reading. You must have liked it! Everyone is expecting the team to make quick work of their opponents in the upcoming match.
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The 911 RSR from the Factory Team Porsche North America also made quick work of the circuit.
The Oregon men's tennis team made quick work of visiting Seattle University and Eastern Washington on Saturday, rolling to a pair of 7-0 victories at the Student Tennis Center.
Entering Sunday's game against the also struggling Timberwolves, Bryant needed just 9 points to achieve the feat and he made quick work of putting in the needed points.
Forfar made quick work of seeing off Ayr to stay in second place in the League One table.
Following a decent start, Ormskirk's bowlers made quick work of the basement side's batting line up with Dane Currency (5-46) and Martyn Farrell (4-26) in the wickets as Maghull were bowled out for 128.
Backed by vocal support from the Chinese delegation Li made quick work of Mitani, likely feeling the effects of successive gruelling three-set matches, to move a step closer to adding to the Olympic crown she won at London 2012.
Earlier, another Frenchman in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made quick work of finishing off his rain-delayed clash against Austrian Jurgen Melzer, which was held over from Monday night.
Maesteg Celtic also made quick work of struggling Gowerton and ran out convincing 10-wicket winners.
Clydach made quick work of seeing off the Gowerton challenge sweeping to an eight wicket triumph in the Swansea Valley.
The Falcons made quick work of using the extra man when an attacking line-out in the left corner set the stage for Mark Wilson to score, with the Cumbrian flanker having replaced skipper Will Welch at half-time after he suffered a bang to the head.
Pitchford remained on the table to partner Andrew Baggaley in the doubles but they could not stop the rot, losing the first set 11-5 to the pairing of Tiago Apolonia and Monteiro who made quick work of wrapping up the match 11-7 and 11-9 to knock Britain out in the first round.
GB's Nick But Mills and Clark made quick work of it, finishing last year's test event second before being crowned world champions just last month to book themselves firmly into the Olympic reckoning.
TEMPLETON - A black bear made quick work of a bird feeder yesterday morning at the home of Jerry and Dee Wood on Hubbardston Road.
The Swansea Valley team made quick work of reaching the target and did so for the loss of only one wicket after 25 overs.
But the Scot made quick work of the task, serving up nine aces on the way.