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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Biodegradable, water-based and safe to touch, Metal Rescue makes fast work of rust removal.
Big data analysis makes fast work of evaluating a bank's risk positions at that moment and reporting on whether or not it can bid for the new business.
Easily handling damaged or intact fasteners, the KwickGripper makes fast work of removing stripped screws, headless nails, and broken staples.
A sharp paint scraper makes fast work of hardened glue.
It makes fast work of cucumbers, parsnips and courgettes too.
It also has a straight blade on its back that makes fast work of preparing kindling.
The manual quick-coupler makes fast work of bucket and attachment switchovers.
The new Parmesan Rotary Grater from Microplane[R] allows users to easily and safely grate Parmesan cheese, thanks to its razor-sharp, patented stainless fine blade with a patent-pending "star" pattern that makes fast work of producing a mass of fluffy grated cheese.
The Cincinnati CL-850 laser-cutting center makes fast work of thick and thin material with a powerful 5000W GE Fanuc laser resonator, advanced cutting head, innovative optics and third-generation linear-motor-drive system, according to Ohio-based Cincinnati Inc.
It makes fast work of a small patch of grain, an overgrown spot of garden, or a patch of mature plants for seed.
A natural-bristle makeup brush makes fast work of any spilled powder.
The Galaxy Aurora 36 storage solution makes fast work of video content creation and is at a price that's cost-effective for production houses of all sizes," said Joe Rorke, vice president of marketing for Rorke Data.
The tack and staple remover in Photo 6, along with a needle-nose pliers, makes fast work of an otherwise tedious chore.
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