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split second

noun [S] uk   us  
a very short moment of time: They brought out guns and for a split second nobody moved. We had to make a split-second (= very quick) decision.
Translations of “split second”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一瞬間,一刹那…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一瞬间,一刹那…
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