in the blink of an eye

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

in the blink of an eye

  1. (idiomatic) immediately, instantaneously
    • 2013, Ben Smith, "[1]", BBC Sport, 19 October 2013:
      Picking the ball up in his own half, Januzaj threaded a 40-yard pass into the path of Rooney to slice Southampton open in the blink of an eye.