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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Two pins still stood, but Kelly made quick work of them with her next ball, then sauntered back to join the other women in her church-sponsored bowling group at the Brunswick Matador Bowl in Northridge.