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half a shake

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half a shake

noun phrase

A moment; a trice: I'll be there in half a shake

[1930s+; fr the expression two shakes of a lamb's tail, ''a very short time'']

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