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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Additionally, this light but powerful machine generates an impressive 10-kN compaction force, making quick work of landscaping, earthworks and asphalt patching projects, says the Germany-based compaction equipment manufacturer.
After making quick work of his own driveway and sidewalks, he decided to be neighborly and do the same for the widow next door.
The Billies' Adam Sprague, the defending district champion at 135 pounds, joined Stanley and Erickson by making quick work of his quarterfinal match, winning by fall in 30 seconds.
The EM8510 provides drop-in compatibility to designs based on the EM8500, making quick work of designing new portable players with full video features, longer battery life and increased audio support.
National University pushed its winning streak to 12 games after making quick work of University of the Philippines, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.
The Lady Tamaraws own an 8-4 record and are well within the top four of the league after making quick work of National University, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, Wednesday, and their next two games could either see them to the Final Four or drop out of contention.
National University bumped its winning streak to 10 games after making quick work of De La Salle, 25-20, 25021, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
FEU got closer to its twice-to-beat dream after making quick work of University of the East, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, to get to a 9-4 record and tie Ateneo at the second spot of the standings.
Defending champion De La Salle claimed sole ownership of the top spot in the standings after making quick work of University of the Philippines, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
Petro Gazz breezes past BaliPure for first win !-- -- Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 18, 2019 - 5:44pm MANILA, Philippines The Petro Gazz Angels earned their first win in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after making quick work of the BaliPure Water Defenders, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Sunday.