greased lightning

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greased lightning

1. Someone or something that moves extremely fast. Wow, that car just blew past me—it's moving like greased lightning! When I take tests, I speed through them like greased lightning, so I'm sure I'll be the first one done.
2. slang Liquor that is especially strong. Wow, that greased lightning really got to me—I barely remember last night at all.
See also: grease, lightning
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

greased lightning

1. n. strong liquor. This greased lightning of yours nearly blew my head off.
2. n. something fast or powerful. That kid can run like greased lightning.
See also: grease, lightning
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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