at a fast clip

at a clip

1. In a particular interval or span of time. I don't feel like going out tonight because I've had to sit in lectures for five hours at a clip every day this week.
2. At a particular pace. In this usage, an adjective describing the pace is used between "a" and "clip." Since you're still a beginner, just see if you can get your horse to move at a steady clip.
See also: clip

at a fast clip

Quickly; at a fast pace. That horse is moving at a fast clip—I think he might win the race!
See also: clip, fast
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True, paper machines have been shut down in the United States at a fast clip. True, paper machines are being built in other parts of the world at a fast clip.