One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he drove rapidly to the scene of the accident’
quickly, fast, swiftly, speedily, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, post-haste, hotfoot, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop, expeditiously, briskly, promptly
hurriedly, in a hurry, fast and furious, hastily, in haste, in a rush, precipitately, abruptly
informal like a shot, double quick, p.d.q., p.d.q. pretty damn quick, before one can say Jack Robinson, in a flash, hell for leather, at warp speed, pronto, at the double, like a bat out of hell, like lightning, like greased lightning, like a madman, like a madwoman, like mad, like crazy, like blazes, like a streak, like the wind, like a bomb, like nobody's business, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, a mile a minute, before the ink is dry on the page, before one can say knife
British informal like the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-o
North American informal lickety-split
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