in a few shakes

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Adverb[edit]

in a few shakes

  1. 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.”