before he could say Jack Robinson

before he could say Jack Robinson
very quickly, before he could react

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  • before you can say Jack Robinson — before (you) can say Jack Robinson old fashioned if you say that something happens before you can say Jack Robinson, it happens very suddenly. I offered her a chocolate but before you could say Jack Robinson she d eaten half the box …   New idioms dictionary

  • before one can say Jack Robinson — {adv. cl.}, {informal} Very quickly; suddenly. An overused phrase. * /Before I could say Jack Robinson, the boy was gone./ Compare: IN A FLASH, RIGHT AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • before one can say Jack Robinson — {adv. cl.}, {informal} Very quickly; suddenly. An overused phrase. * /Before I could say Jack Robinson, the boy was gone./ Compare: IN A FLASH, RIGHT AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • before\ one\ can\ say\ Jack\ Robinson — adv cl. informal Very quickly; suddenly. An overused phrase. Before I could say Jack Robinson, the boy was gone. Compare: in a flash, right away …   Словарь американских идиом

  • before you can say Jack Robinson — very quickly, in a split second, in no time    Before you could say Jack Robinson, the ghost was gone! …   English idioms

  • before one could say Jack Robinson — with great speed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • before can say Jack Robinson — before (you) can say Jack Robinson old fashioned if you say that something happens before you can say Jack Robinson, it happens very suddenly. I offered her a chocolate but before you could say Jack Robinson she d eaten half the box …   New idioms dictionary

  • Jack Robinson — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Robinson. Jack Robinson, né le 17 janvier 1938, à Seattle, Washington est un auteur compositeur et un producteur de disque international. Il débute sa carrière professionnelle comme journaliste à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jack Robinson (mythical person) — Jack Robinson is a fictional person used to indicate a period of time, typically in a sarcastic manner. The normal usage is, (something is done) faster than you can say Jack Robinson or otherwise … before you can say Jack Robinson.… …   Wikipedia

  • Jack Nicklaus — For this golfer s detailed statistics, records, and other achievements, see List of career achievements by Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus Personal information Full …   Wikipedia

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