make quick work of (someone or something)

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make quick work of (someone or something)

1. To deal with, finish, or dispose of someone or something very quickly or handily. We'll make quick work of this project now that you've joined the team. Everyone is expecting the team to make quick work of their opponents in the upcoming match.
2. To consume something quickly. I was so hungry that I made quick work of that steak. You sure made quick work of that book you were reading. You must have liked it!
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The mighty fellow made quick work of one of them, but in stepping back for another thrust he fell over a dead body behind him and was down and at the mercy of his foes in an instant.
Creamline sweeps Petro Gazz in grudge match !-- -- Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 24, 2019 - 8:14pm MANILA, Philippines The Creamline Cool Smashers made quick work of the Petro Gazz Angels, 25-19, 28-26, 25-20, in a rematch of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals on Saturday.
Calim is fresh off his first win in the largest martial arts organization in the world where he made quick work of Adi Paryanto at ONE: Eternal Glory last January, winning by submission in the first round.
Quezon City made quick work of Isang Pateros, pulling off a 100-86 win in the Metro League Reinforced Conference at the San Andres Sports Complex in Manila on Thursday night.
Armed with a twice-to-beat advantage, the Tigresses made quick work of the Lady Archers with a 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10 victory on May 5.
The boxer is a perfect 50-0 in his career and made quick work of his latest opponent.
Harry made quick work of his drink of blended pig's penis, while Anne made a bit more of a meal of eating a witchetty grub.
Fournier made quick work of the man advantage as he skated through the Dundee defence and rifled the puck over the shoulder of Sjogren to win the game for the Devils 28 seconds into extra time.
India's batting made quick work of the Pakistan bowlers, with skipper Rohit Sharma blasting a 39-ball 52 with fellow opener chipping in with his 54-ball 46 as the team won in 29 overs.
But Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik made quick work of the Pakistani bowlers to put them on top of Group A and qualify for the last four in the knockout stages.
Scots star Cameron Norrie made quick work of hammering Uzbekistan's Sanjar Fayziev in straight sets to win the tie for Great Britain with an unassailable 3-1 margin.
Starting from the 4th row for race two, Lloyd made quick work of his competitors, hauling his WestCoast Racing Golf GTI up into fourth by the second corner of the opening lap.
The top-seeded Chan sisters made quick work of Kazakhs Gozal Ainitdinova and Anna Danilina, beating them 6-0, 6-0 in just 50 minutes to set up a final against the second seeds, Xu Yifan and Yang Zhaoxuan of China.
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Lamb of God, this time coached by Ice Gravador made quick work of St.