in the blink of an eye

in the blink of an eye
also, in the twinkling of an eye

Meaning

  • in an instant
  • very quickly
  • extremely swiftly
  • in no time

Example Sentences

  1. In the blink of an eye, the robber disappeared from the bank with a bag full of cash.
  2. I wonder about how her life has changed in the blink of an eye.
  3. Life can change in the blink of an eye.
  4. In the blink of an eye, the apple of my eyes is one year old.
  5. Whole industries are now being turned upside down in the blink of an eye.
  6. The whole night passes in the twinkling of an eye with you.
  7. And in the twinkling of an eye, the animal popped out of the water with its mouth open.
  8. In the twinkling of an eye, her message drastically altered the course of my life.
  9. In the twinkling of an eye, the head man sprang forward, and the assassin was foiled.
  10. Time seems to go by so fast in the blink of an eye.

Origin

The expression “in the twinkling of an eye” comes from the Bible (I Corinthians 15:52). The verse in question is about what will happen at the end of the world.

I Corinthians 15:51-52

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall al be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

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He wrote the essay in the blink of an eye.

- Anonymous February 13, 2019

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- Twilight Sparkle December 5, 2017

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- Lala February 21, 2016

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