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lickety-split

adverb

Very fast: Felt he just had to get a lawyer lickity-split

[1859+; fr lick, ''speed, a spurt of speed,'' found by 1809; earlier forms lickety-cut, lickety-click, lickety liner, and lickety switch are found in the 1830s and 1840s]


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