(as) fast as greased lightning

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(as) fast as greased lightning

1. adjective Incredibly quick or speedy. Mary was fast as greased lightning as she raced out of the room to avoid being caught by the teacher. Did you see that martial arts expert? Those kicks were as fast as greased lightning! I hear that roller coaster is fast as greased lightning, so I really don't think you're going to like it.
2. adverb Incredibly quickly or speedily; as fast as possible. Mary raced out of the room fast as greased lightning when she heard the teacher coming. Wow, this car drives as fast as greased lightning ever since you put in that new engine! Good luck beating Chris in the race—that dude runs fast as greased lightning.
See also: fast, grease, lightning
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