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in a few shakes
- Alternative form of in two shakes.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XXI:
- “And do you realize that in a few shakes I've got to show up at dinner and have Mrs Cream being very, very kind to me? It hurts the pride of the Woosters, Jeeves.”