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whiz past

1. To pass or seem to pass by someone or something with great speed. (Can be used with or without a direct object.) The car whizzed past so fast that I couldn't make out the numbers on its license plate. Tom whizzed by me on the way to his class, so I didn't have a chance to ask him about the weekend. Wow, the summer has been just whizzing past, hasn't it?
2. To be unable to have been understood or noticed by someone. That joke just seemed to whiz past Alan. I thought I was prepared, but a lot of the questions on the quiz totally whizzed past me.
See also: past, whiz
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

whiz past someone or something

to move or travel past someone or something at a high speed. The train whizzed past one little town after another. I whizzed past Chuck because I did not recognize him.
See also: past, whiz
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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