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faster and faster

At an increasingly fast speed. Hey, if you keep driving faster and faster, you're going to get pulled over for speeding.
See also: and, faster

faster than a cat lapping chain lightning

Extremely fast. That car took off out of here faster than a cat lapping chain lightning—no wonder the cops stopped him.
See also: cat, chain, faster, lap, lightning

faster than a speeding bullet

Extremely fast. The phrase was most famously used to describe Superman in the theme song to Adventures of Superman. You're gonna have to run faster than a speeding bullet to beat this girl—she can maintain a pace that is basically superhuman.
See also: bullet, faster, speeding

faster than greased lightning

1. adjective Incredibly quick or speedy. Did you see that martial arts expert? Those kicks were faster than greased lightning!
2. adverb Incredibly quickly or speedily; as fast as possible. Mary raced out of the room faster than greased lightning when she heard the teacher coming.
See also: faster, grease, lightning

faster than you can say Jack Robinson

Extremely quickly; almost immediately; suddenly or in a very short space of time. Once I'm finished with high school, I'll be outta this two-bit town faster than you can say Jack Robinson! I was out fishing one day when, faster than you can say Jack Robinson, a 20-pound trout jumped out of the water and right into my lap!
See also: can, faster, jack, Robinson, say

the bigger/faster/etc. the better

The more of a given characteristic something has, the better it will be for one's purposes. The noun being described can come before the phrase, or immediately after the comparative adjective In this day and age of identity theft and cyber attacks, the more complicated your passwords, the better. Pour me a drink, Johnny—the stronger the better.
See also: better, big, faster

faster and faster

at an increasing rate of speed; fast and then even faster. The car went faster and faster and I was afraid we would crash. The cost of education goes up faster and faster every year.
See also: and, faster

the ˌbigger, ˌfaster, etc. the ˈbetter

used to say that something should be as big, fast, etc. as possible: As far as the hard disk is concerned, the bigger the better.
See also: better

faster than a speeding bullet

and FTASB
phr. & comp. abb. Very fast. (From the introduction to the old radio program, The Adventures of Superman. Superman was faster than a speeding bullet.) I’ll be there FTASB. I ordered it on Wednesday, and it was on my doorstep, faster than a speeding bullet, the next day.
See also: bullet, faster, speeding

faster than a cat lapping chain lightning

Another old Southern expression, this one meaning very fast indeed.
See also: cat, chain, faster, lap, lightning
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