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mile a minute
At a very rapid pace. Taylor was so excited to tell me about her first day at school that she was talking a mile a minute.
*mile a minute
Fig. very fast. (*Typically: go ~; move ~; talk ~; travel ~.) She talks a mile a minute and is very hard to keep up with.
mile a minute, a
Very rapidly, as in She was talking a mile a minute about the accident. This expression, alluding to the literal speed of 60 miles per hour, dates from the mid-1900s, when that speed was considered very fast, but it has survived into times of much greater velocity.
See also: mile
a mile a minute
If you do something or something happens a mile a minute, you do it or it happens very fast. Claire was a good kid, though she talked a mile a minute and Maggie often felt exhausted when she left. His mind works a mile a minute, constantly full of ideas.
a mile a minutevery quickly. informal
As a noun, mile a minute is a popular nickname for the quick-growing climbing plant Russian Vine.