a mile a minute

mile a minute

At a very rapid pace. Taylor was so excited to tell me about her first day at school that she was talking a mile a minute.
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a mile a minute

If you do something or something happens a mile a minute, you do it or it happens very fast. Claire was a good kid, though she talked a mile a minute and Maggie often felt exhausted when she left. His mind works a mile a minute, constantly full of ideas.
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a mile a minute

very quickly. informal
As a noun, mile a minute is a popular nickname for the quick-growing climbing plant Russian Vine.
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mile a minute, a

Very fast. As one might guess, this term dates only from the days when this literal speed was relatively reasonable. The OED cites its first use in a 1957 issue of Railway Magazine, announcing “a new table of their mile-a-minute runs.” It frequently is used figuratively, as in “He was talking a mile a minute.”
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