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English definition of “like a shot”

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like a shot

informal
When someone does something like a shot, they do it extremely quickly and enthusiastically: The moment I let go of the dog, she's off like a shot.
Translations of “like a shot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 立刻,毫不遲疑地…
in Russian не раздумывая, пулей…
in Turkish hemen, derhal, hiç vakit kaybetmeden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 立刻,毫不迟疑地…
in Polish piorunem…
(Definition of like a shot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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