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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a few ticks

n. a few minutes; a few seconds. Just wait. I’ll be there in a few ticks.
See also: few, tick
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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.