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!
See also: make, of, quick, work