lickety split


adverb Informal.
at great speed; rapidly: to travel lickety-split.

1835–45, Americanism; perhaps dial. licket rag (for wiping in haste, with one lick) + -y1 + split, as in split second Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
lickety-split (ˈlɪkɪtɪˈsplɪt)
informal (US), (Canadian) very quickly; speedily
[C19: from lick + split]

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