One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Rapidly and in great numbers.‘replies are coming in thick and fast’
- ‘The polls close on May 5 at 10 pm and results will start coming in thick and fast in the early hours of the morning.’
- ‘The allusions flew thick and fast, with novels and novelists summed up with devastating precision and insight.’
- ‘The unauthorised biographies flowed thick and fast, film-school recruitment rose and the academics had a field day.’
- ‘That's when the tears flow thick and fast, and the howling and screaming increase by several decibels.’
- ‘As he wages his campaign against them, the visual gags and wise-cracks come thick and fast.’
- ‘Although criticisms of the multi-million pound scheme came thick and fast, the experts were on hand to answer questions.’
- ‘Pulling out all stops, the actors beat the rain, remained focused, and the dialogue flew thick and fast.’
- ‘With billions more having been raised this year by UK buyout funds alone, the deals are likely to keep coming thick and fast.’
- ‘Audiences are larger and younger, classical and contemporary works are pleasing critics and the awards have come thick and fast.’
- ‘Inevitably at the end of a long season, injuries come thick and fast.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.