at a clip

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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.
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at a good clip

Quickly; at a fast pace. That horse is moving at a good clip—I think he might win the race!
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*at a good clip

 and *at a fast clip
rapidly. (*Typically: go ~; move ~; run ~; travel ~.) We were moving along at a good clip when a state trooper stopped us.
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at a clip

at a time; all at once. US informal
2000 Anthony Bourdain Kitchen Confidential I peeled 75 pounds of shrimp at a clip.
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at a fast, good, steady, etc. ˈclip

(especially American English) quickly: Land prices will rise at a healthy clip.
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The market for speech-enabled IVR and auto attendant systems is growing at a steady clip.
Residential development continues at a steady clip, augmented by increased commercial development, particularly in the areas of retail and healthcare.