at a (fair) lick

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at a (fair) lick

Very quickly. What am I supposed to do if my horse starts moving at a lick? How do I slow him down?
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at a lick

at a fast pace. informal
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at a (fair) ˈlick

(informal) fast; at a high speed: You must have been driving at a fair lick to get here so quickly!
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First performed in 1968, Joseph shows its age occasionally, but the plot still zips along at a fair lick.