あっという間に

Meaning

あっという間に あっというまに
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • just like that (lit: in the time it takes to say "Ah!")
  • in the twinkling of an eye
  • in the blink of an eye

Translations

  • before I know it
  • before one can say boo [knife, Jack Robinson, Jiminy Cricket]
  • before one knows (it [where one is])
  • before someone knew it
  • before we know it
  • before you can turn around
  • before you know it
  • in (less than) no time (at all)
  • in a New York time [minute]〈米俗〉
  • in a blink of an eye
  • in a matter of seconds
  • in a moment
  • in a trice
  • in a twinkle
  • in a twinkling
  • in no time flat
  • in nothing flat
  • in the twinkling of an eye
  • in two shakes
  • in two shakes of a lamb's tail〈米俗〉〔尾を2回振る時間が極めて短いと感じられることから。lamb を使うことが圧倒的に多いが、dog, duck, cow, cat などが使われることもある。〕
  • just like that
  • like a chicken on a June bug
  • like a flash
  • like a packet of salts〈豪口〉
  • quicker than hell〈米俗〉 【副】instantly
  • precipitously

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