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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Generating higher volumes of steam means faster cleaning; these machines generate from over 150-1 to a massive 500-1 of steam volume per minute, making fast work of even the most stubborn ingrained dirt and swarf laden grease.
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