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English definition of “at/in one fell swoop”

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at/in one fell swoop

If you do something at/in one fell swoop, you do it all at the same time: I got all my Christmas shopping done in one fell swoop.
Translations of “at/in one fell swoop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一舉,一下子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一举,一下子…
(Definition of at/in one fell swoop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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