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without missing a beat

Slang definitions & phrases for without missing a beat

without skipping a beat

adverb phrase

With no pause or discontinuity; smoothly: She segued to the tricky point without skipping a beat/ Without missing a beat, she plucked the pipe from Dolan's mouth

[1940s+; fr heartbeat and musical beat]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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