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12 phrases found for the topic Speed

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Phrase: As slow as molasses

Meaning: Very slow.

Examples:
This desktop computer runs as slow as molasses because it is very old. You should buy a new one.

Come on! Keep going! You're as slow as molasses.

Date: 14-04-2021

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Phrase: Like the wind

Meaning: Very fast.

Examples:
Cheetahs run like the wind.
I saw a man running like the wind. I think he was fleeing from someone.

Date: 03-06-2018

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Phrase: More haste, less speed

Meaning: Doing things very fast may take more time to be carried out because they may need to be done again, or fixed...

Date: 02-10-2017

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Phrase: In the blink of an eye

Meaning: Very fast, instantaneously.

Examples
I saw her, and I wanted to talk to her, but I just turned round, and she was no longer there. She had disappeared in the blink of an eye.

The weather here can change in the blink of an eye.

This valley is twenty thousand years old. In geological terms, it is a blink of an eye.

Date: 25-02-2015

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Phrase: Do something on the fly

Meaning: To do something fast

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Phrase: Hold one's horses

Meaning: Wait! Don't go so fast! We have to think about it.

Examples:
Hold your horses! We may find something better somewhere else.

I'm coming! Hold your horses!

You're driving too fast. Hold your horses! There's a speed limit here.

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Phrase: Run (etc) like hell

Meaning: Run as fast as you can: The children ran like hell when they saw the masked man approaching

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Phrase: Run (or go, drive, etc) hell for leather

Meaning: Run as fast as you can: The robber ran hell for leather when he saw the police

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Phrase: Slow and steady wins the race

Sent by Anuradha Rao

Email: anu919@hotmail.com

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Phrase: Slowly but surely

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Phrase: Spread like wildfire

Meaning: Very fast: The news of the accident spread like wildfire.

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Phrase: The slower you go, the further you get

Meaning: If we rush things, we get tired too soon

Sent by David Levi

Email: jdlevi78@hotmail.com

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