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English definition of “thick and fast”

thick and fast

C2 quickly and in large numbers : Distress calls were pouring in, thick and fast , from all over the area .
(Definition of thick and fast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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