a treat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An ellipsis of like a treat.

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Particularly: “If the etymology is correct, and this comes from "like a treat", then why is that latter phrase so vanishingly rare in print?”

Adverb[edit]

a treat (not comparable)

  1. (British, colloquial) Very nicely or effectively.
    The plan worked a treat.
    That meal went down a treat.

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