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Instant Idiom: In a __________

In a __________ – very fast, very soon

Choose the right answer:

  1. jiffy
  2. yuppy
  3. peanut
  4. crack

Note: a jiffy is a 0.01 second.

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jiffySteve Snodgrass

The right answer is:

jiffy.

Here are some examples of how you can use it:

Margaret, are you coming? – In a jiffy.

When are you going to give me that report? – It will be ready for print in a jiffy.

I’ll be back in a jiffy.

We’ll finish this meeting in a jiffy.

How long will it take to fix this bicycle? – I’ll do that in a jiffy.

“I’ll run that mile in a jiffy,” said Sam.

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