Definition of in two shakes (of a lamb's tail) in English:

in two shakes (of a lamb's tail)

phrase

informal
  • Very quickly.

    ‘I'll be back to you in two shakes’
    • ‘But if we don't wind up the engineer, he'll be here in two shakes…’
    • ‘‘You jist take a seat, young ‘un, an’ I'll be with you in two shakes.‘’
    • ‘No, my dear, Nell and I will be happy to drop you off since we're already going that way, so just sit yourself down, have a Poptart and we'll all be ready to go in two shakes of a lamb's tail.’
    • ‘She had sterilized a needle in two shakes of a lamb's tail, and began about the dirty work.’
    • ‘Compare with a semi-auto that can spit out a handful of rounds in two shakes of the proverbial lamb's tail.’
    • ‘Thomas chuckled and informed the ladies, ‘He'll be here in two shakes,’ as he stepped past to help the kitchen staff with final preparations.’
    • ‘Having a broadband connection means that, as consumers, we can enjoy instant e-mail, watch live television on our PCs, or download music and large files in two shakes of a lamb's tail!’
    • ‘Well, I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb's tail with some antiseptic.’
    • ‘When you wake up in the morning, you start looking at the problem again and in two shakes of a duck's tail, you've figured out the solution.’
    in a moment, in a second, in a flash, in a minute, shortly, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, soon, very soon, 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, before long
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