in no time
- (idiomatic) Very soon.
Just give me a ring and I'll be over in no time.
- (idiomatic) Very quickly.
1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 3, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- My hopes wa'n't disappointed. I never saw clams thicker than they was along them inshore flats. I filled my dreener in no time, and then it come to me that 'twouldn't be a bad idee to get a lot more, take 'em with me to Wellmouth, and peddle 'em out. Clams was fairly scarce over that side of the bay and ought to fetch a fair price.
2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/football/spl/celtic/2011/12/29/spl-celtic-1-rangers-0-86908-23665738/ SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0]”, in Daily Record:
- Neil Lennon and his players have, in no time at all, roared back from trailing Rangers by 15 points in November to ending the year two points clear.
- in nothing flat