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English definition of “Jack Robinson”

Jack Robinson

noun     /ˌdʒækˈrɒb.ɪn.sən/ US  /-ˈrɑː.bɪn-/ old-fashioned
before you can/could say Jack Robinson done or happening very quickly: I put the plate of food on the floor, and before you could say Jack Robinson, the dog had eaten it.Fast and rapidShort in time
(Definition of Jack Robinson noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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