Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “in the twinkling of an eye”

See all translations

in the twinkling of an eye

If something happens in the twinkling of an eye, it happens very quickly: Microprocessors do the calculations in the twinkling of an eye.
Translations of “in the twinkling of an eye”
in Chinese (Traditional) 轉眼間, 飛快地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 转眼间, 飞快地…
(Definition of in the twinkling of an eye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More