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double-quick

[adj., adv. duhb-uh l-kwik; n., v. duhb-uh l-kwik] /adj., adv. ˈdʌb əlˈkwɪk; n., v. ˈdʌb əlˌkwɪk/
adjective
1.
very quick or rapid.
adverb
2.
in a very quick or rapid manner.
noun
3.
a very quick marching pace: double time.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
4.
to double-time.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Our regiment then started on the double-quick and commenced firing, soon starting the whole line of their pickets.
  • If one falls behind he has to double-quick it to his place in line.
British Dictionary definitions for double-quick

double-quick

adjective
1.
very quick; rapid
adverb
2.
in a very quick or rapid manner
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Slang definitions & phrases for double-quick

double-quick

adjective

Twice the usual speed; very quickly

[1822+; orig military, from the notion of marching at twice the speed of quick time]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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