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in short order

Quickly, efficiently, and without any delays. The repair shouldn't take long at all. We'll get you on the road in short order. Bob is the best trainer. He'll whip you into shape in short order.
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in short order

very quickly. I can straighten out this mess in short order. The maids came in and cleaned the place up in short order.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in short order

Quickly, without delay, as in The children got ready in short order to go to the mall. [First half of 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in short order

immediately; rapidly. chiefly North American
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in ˌshort ˈorder

quickly and without trouble: A decision will have to be made in short order if the new system is to be in place by September.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in short order

At once, without delay. This term uses the noun “order” in the sense of a sequence. It dates from the first half of the 1800s. Publishers Weekly (May 24, 1976) had it: “Linda descends on twenties London to become, in short order, a model, the toast of Lords.”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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