a few ticks

a few ticks

A very short period of time. Sit down, the play will be starting in just a few ticks!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

a few ticks

n. a few minutes; a few seconds. Just wait. I’ll be there in a few ticks.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Although I take two garlic tablets daily to ward them off, I always encounter a few ticks determined to affix themselves to me whenever I step foot outdoors to cut firewood.