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English definition of “in the twinkling of an eye”

in the twinkling of an eye

If something happens in the twinkling of an eye, it happens very quickly: Microprocessors do the calculations in the twinkling of an eye.Fast and rapidShort in time
(Definition of in the twinkling of an eye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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