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 mighty fellow made quick work of one of them, but in stepping back for another thrust he fell over a dead body behind him and was down and at the mercy of his foes in an instant.
In the other matches, Luis Santos defeated Kiamrian Abbasov in the welterweight division; Michelle Nicolini made quick work of Iryna Kyselova after applying a rear-naked choke at the 2:26 mark of the opening round; Ma Jia Wen also won using the same submission move ina second round victory over Ahmed Mujtaba; Muhammad Aiman beat Rin Saroth; Jihin Radzuan used a triangle choke to stop Puja Tomar in the second round of their women's atomweight fight and Khon Sichan edged Riski Umar via split decision.
Petron made quick work of struggling Generika-Ayala with straight sets win of 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 to sustain its perfect start in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix last night at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.
CKSC, the 2015 titleholder, made quick work of Letran, 81-65, in Group B play while San Beda, the 2014 champion, overcame a tough stand by Manila Patriotic School, 89-78, in Group A action.
He made quick work of his opponent, registering a knockout in just 67 seconds.
CBS' committee is said to have made quick work of hammering out stipulations that would make a merger palatable for shareholders.
LIVERPOOL mixed martial artist Jack McGann made quick work of Abdula Dadaev in St Petersburg last Friday night - stopping the surging Russian fighter with first-round strikes.
Forfar made quick work of seeing off Ayr to stay in second place in the League One table.
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.
2 Trojans (10-1) made quick work of the Ducks (1-7) and Matadors (1-9) and won all 10 matchups in straight sets.
Summary: Roger Federer made quick work of Ivan Dodig on Monday, keeping his Indian Wells title .
Novak Djokovic (above) made quick work of a Frenchman yesterday - but had a harder job spelling 'Aussie'.
TEMPLETON - A black bear made quick work of a bird feeder yesterday morning at the home of Jerry and Dee Wood on Hubbardston Road.