Definition of in the wink of an eye (or in a wink) in English:

in the wink of an eye (or in a wink)

phrase

  • Very quickly.

    • ‘She's a master of surprise, able in the wink of an eye to transport the reader from tranquil normality to stark terror.’
    • ‘‘There is an atmosphere of depression at the club but it can all change in the wink of an eye,’ he said.’
    • ‘Being a Newcastle fan I know first hand Kieron's strengths and weaknesses, I know that he has bags of pace, can skin players in the wink of an eye, can create and score goals.’
    • ‘In theory, they spread an infinite distance, and can manifest clear across the universe in the wink of an eye.’
    • ‘The listing was withdrawn but I would have purchased it in a wink.’
    very quickly, very soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, in a very short time
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