One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘William arrived promptly at 7.30’
punctually, on time, on the dot, on the nail
informal bang on, spot on
North American informal on the button
NZ Australian informal on the knocker
2‘I expect the matter to be dealt with promptly’
quickly, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, fast, as soon as possible, expeditiously
at once, immediately, straight away, right away, now, without delay, without hesitation, forthwith, directly, instantly, instantaneously, by return, unhesitatingly
North American momentarily
informal pronto, a.s.a.p., p.d.q., p.d.q. pretty damn quick, in double quick time
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