make fast work of (someone or something)

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make fast 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 fast work of this project now that you've joined the team. You made fast work of that book you were reading. You must have liked it! Everyone is expecting the team to make fast work of their opponents in the upcoming match.
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Easily handling damaged or intact fasteners, the KwickGripper makes fast work of removing stripped screws, headless nails, and broken staples.
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A natural-bristle makeup brush makes fast work of any spilled powder.
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The true 600 dpi resolution offers exceptionally crisp-looking output, while an 850-sheet total input capacity makes fast work of high volume printing with Canon's 8-ppm LBP-EX laser engine.
SAS, the industry standard for analytics, makes fast work of analyzing a rolling set of 3 million transactions on as many as ten data sources each week.
The controller includes a turbo mode that makes fast work of tough enemies.