- to move past (someone or something) very fast
- to move rapidly
- a swift movement, usually ignoring someone or something in the way
- The guy just zipped past me in the queue today without bothering about the rules of the organization.
- I would like to advise you to not zip past the process and to follow the correct path to get to your destination.
- You like zipping past people, don’t you? It is the third time you have done it to me now.
- I zip past the coffee machine on purpose every day because I am trying to be mindful about my caffeine intake.
- I just zipped past everybody because I really wanted to use the loo first.
- You cannot zip past the authorities so do not try.
- I will zip past him and he will not even get to know.
- You just zipped past me, did you know?
The phrase originates in the US English but its exact origin is speculated. The word “zip” could refer to a location and hence zip past is believed to mean moving so fast that an entire zip code is missed. In common parlance it just means to be moving very fast.