before (one) can blink

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before (one) can blink

Very quickly or suddenly. I'm not far from your house, so I'll be there before you can blink. Before I could blink, a deer darted out in front of my car, and I had to slam on my brakes.
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Mazda shifted from foot to foot with the measuring tape dangling around her neck while I grabbed the material, muttering, 'Hmmm, that looks about right' and without a pin in sight stabbing a hole and trapping the fabric in an eyelet before she could blink (at this point she was very glad they weren't her curtains).
When I got her home I threw a cup of tea into her and got her out of the house before she could blink.