without skipping a beat

without skipping a beat

Without slowing down, pausing, or losing one's place, especially in spite of a potential distraction or disruption. When his son-in-law staggered into the meeting reeking of booze, the boss continued his talk without skipping a beat.
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Without skipping a beat, Briggs transformed the 56-employee company from a mechanical contractor into a general contractor, solicited the expertise of several mentors within the industry, and began vying for public projects.