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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 ?
This was long before daybreak; and then they bustled away as quick as lightning.
But at that instant, another sensation swept through me as quick as lightning.
This he said in a tone of loud defi- ance; and at the same time, with a motion as quick as lightning, he with one single stroke dashed the pistols from the hand of each constable.
bear a hand, and get up a fire as quick as lightning under that steam-box.