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lightning quick

Incredibly fast; too quick to keep up with. Hyphenated if used before a noun. Did you see that martial arts expert? His kicks were lightning quick! My brother has a lightning-quick wit.
See also: lightning, quick
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He had terrific body control and a lightning-quick crossover that he'd sweep across his body, right to left, often leaving his defender lunging in the wrong direction as he barreled to the basket for an easy layup.
A heads-up to those who credit Amazon with the invention of lightning-quick delivery: Napoleon Barragan was doing it first.
But the English champions wanted to do business at a later stage and PSG was lightning-quick to jump on the opportunity," claimed the report.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer began his quest for a ninth Wimbledon title with a lightning-quick win over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.
He may be lucky to get one signing done at this rate because Newcastle have not exactly been lightning-quick when it comes to incoming deals in the past.
Ian Poulter skippered the quartet of Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Matthew Southgate to glory in Antalya in a lightning-quick time of 32.70sec.
In three bold, lightning-quick moves, Marconcini faked a left-hand lunge, grabbed Nakano's left shoulder with his right and hurled him sideways, scoring the ippon.
Featuring powerful hardware, an eye-catching allmetal unibody, VOOC Flash Charge, and lightning-quick fingerprint recognition, the F1 Plusis also the first device to feature a brand-new technology in OPPO's arsenal: the Hi-light Camera, which ensures that users can take clear, bright and colorful selfies in any light condition.
The short length of the cartridge offers the 6.5 Mini Action a super short throw for lightning-quick bolt cycling while reducing the weight of the gun.
The Auto-Focus has also been improved substantially, as Samsung's new Dual-Pixel Sensor Technology (BRITECELL) offers lightning-quick sharpness - bringing the camera at par with the high-performance, premium devices, while the Optical Image-Stabilizing technology ensures great results and clearer imaging, even with a shaky hand.
?Despite some lightning-quick leaps, Orgilgo Bay appeared to pay the price for his overexuberance in the 2m hurdle at Punchestown, emptying dramatically approaching the final flight and weakening into third after trading at 1.12 in running.
The lightning-quick Seattle Sounders full-back (below) excelled as Jurgen Klinsmann's team reached the last 16 - but earns just PS60,000 a year.
The lightning-quick Cunningham was named a first-team Inter-High All-Star and to the Central Mass.
Turbocharged and with 300 bhp, it has direct fuel injection and a fly-by-wire throttle, coupled to a six-speed paddleshift to allow for lightning-quick 80ms gear changes.
Well, now's your chance to prove it, as Gone In 0.02s PRO dishes up 34 mini-games that rely on your speed of thought and lightning-quick reflexes to help you hit the high scores and gather the stars that will prove your prowess once and for all.