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a fast one

1. A trick, deception, or practical joke. Typically used in the phrase "pull a fast one." It turns out that the supposed alien visitors people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a fast one on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a fast one on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a fast one.
2. vulgar slang An instance of sexual intercourse intentionally conducted in a short period of time; a "quickie." Yeah, we had sex, but it wasn't some big romantic thing—it was just a fast one.
See also: fast, one

fast one

a clever and devious trick. (Compare this with pull a fast one.) That was a fast one. I didn't know you were so devious. This was the last fast one like that you'll ever catch me with.
See also: fast, one

fast one

1. n a fast act of sex; a quickie; a quick one. I think we’ve got time for a fast one!
2. n. a fast or quickly performed activity, such as eating or drinking something. Here’s a tavern. You got time for a fast one?
3. n. a clever and devious trick. (see also pull a fast one.) That was a fast one. I didn’t know you were so devious.
See also: fast, one
References in classic literature ?
David had taken off his blouse and rolled up his shirt-sleeves, and his teeth were set, so I knew he would begin by sending me down some fast ones.
One should hold fast one's heart; for when one letteth it go, how quickly doth one's head run away!
And seeing, by the bye, that Brittles had been a slow boy for upwards of thirty years, there appeared no great probability of his ever being a fast one.
Our craft was evidently a very fast one. We shot past the long lines of loaded barges as though they were stationary.
Meanwhile Ulysses untied the horses, made them fast one to another and drove them off, striking them with his bow, for he had forgotten to take the whip from the chariot.
They are neck and neck in a race that has not at any time been a fast one. In each country the Government has been a neglectful stepmother to the telephone.
On the other hand, the ancient and mediaeval logic retained a continuous influence over it, and a form like that of mathematics was easily impressed upon it; the principle of ancient philosophy which is most apparent in it is scepticism; we must doubt nearly every traditional or received notion, that we may hold fast one or two.
Summary: 'I was lucky that a few of the fast ones went before me so I could watch their rounds'
Paul Blowers Aidan O'Brien says he's the quickest horse he's ever trained - and he's trained more than one or two fast ones. That's good enough for me with the weight allowance to lump on at evens!
Marriner does not cheat, hoodwink or pull fast ones. Unlike so many indulged by Premier League managers.
Download five slow-paced songs alternated with five fast ones.
We've had fast ones, slow ones, vicious ones, domesticated ones.
Thanks Johnny, for 30 years of gossip, illicit sex, fast ones pulled and boasting.
According to a recent study, kids have a more difficult time hitting slow pitches than fast ones. What's the reason?
However, the group could have played more fast ones.