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like a shot

Very quickly and perhaps excitedly. His tires squealed as he drove out of the parking lot like a shot. I took off like a shot when I heard that my best friend's plane had finally landed.
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like a shot

Very rapidly, as in When they asked for volunteers, he raised his hand like a shot. This expression alludes to the rapidity of gunfire. [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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like a shot

INFORMAL
If you do something like a shot, you do it immediately and usually eagerly. If they offered me the job, I'd be off like a shot. I'd go myself like a shot but David wouldn't let me.
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like a shot

without hesitation; willingly. informal
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(do something) like a ˈshot

(informal) (do something) immediately or quickly, without hesitating: I’d be off like a shot if he offered me a job abroad.If she wanted him, he’d go back to her like a shot.
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like a shot

Very quickly.
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