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before you can say Jack Robinson

old-fashioned informal used to say that something ​happens very ​quickly: Before you could say Jack Robinson, she'd ​jumped into the ​car and ​driven away.
(Definition of before you can say Jack Robinson from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “before you can say Jack Robinson”
in Chinese (Simplified) 转瞬间,一眨眼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉瞬間,一眨眼…
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