pdq

P.D.Q.

Informal.
immediately; at once: You'd better get started P.D.Q.
Also, PDQ.


Origin:
1870–75; p(retty) d(amn) q(uick)

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pdq
 
abbreviation for
pretty damn quick

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P.D.Q.
acronym for pretty damn quick, attested from 1875.
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PDQ definition


  1. mod.
    pretty damn quick; very fast; very soon. (Initialism.) : They had better get this mess straightened out PDQ if they know what's good for them.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
PDQ
  1. Physicians Data Query (of the NCI)

  2. pretty damn quick

  3. pretty damn quickly

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