Jack Robinson Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Jack Robinsonnoun

uk   /ˌdʒækˈrɒb.ɪn.sən/  us   /-ˈrɑː.bɪn-/ old-fashioned
before you can/could say Jack Robinson used to refer to something being done or ​happening very ​quickly: I put the ​dish of ​food on the ​floor, and before you could say Jack Robinson, the ​dog had ​eaten it.
(Definition of Jack Robinson from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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