in no time

in no time

Meaning | Synonyms

  • a very short period of time
  • very quickly
  • almost instantly
  • what feels like a very short period of time, even though it isn’t really
  • immediately
  • very soon
  • quickly / rapidly

Example Sentences

  1. I completed the project in no time at all.
  2. If we all work together on the essay, we will be able to complete it in no time.
  3. Now that they have built the high speed rail network we can get to Shanghai in no time.
  4. We will be out of here in no time. I just have to reset the router.
  5. You can easily bake a cake from scratch. It will be done in no time.
  6. I can’t believe how quickly our children have grown up. In no time they will be off to college.
  7. It feels like we have just arrived on the island, I can’t believe that our holiday is almost over. In no time we will be back at work.

Origin

The phrase was first used in the early 1800s. It is a hyperbolic way of stating that a task will take a very short amount of time.

The phrase is often expanded to “in next to no time” or even “in less than no time.”

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