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(as) quick as lightning

Incredibly quickly or speedily. Did you see that martial arts expert? He threw those kicks as quick as lightning! Quick as lightning, Mary finished her exam and raced out of the classroom.
See also: lightning, quick
References in classic literature ?
As quick as lightning the man's head shot forward and his neck stretched out until the top of the head, where it was flat, struck the Scarecrow in the middle and sent him tumbling, over and over, down the hill.
This was long before daybreak; and then they bustled away as quick as lightning.