at a rate of knots


at a rate of knots
at a rate of knots (informal)
Very fast
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Main Entry:knot

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at a rate of knots british informal phrase
very quickly

We’re progressing at a great rate of knots at the moment.

Thesaurus: quicklysynonym
Main entry: knot

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at a rate of knots — see rate, 1
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Main Entry:knot
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at a rate of knots
Brit informal : very fast or quickly

We were bowling along the motorway at a rate of knots.

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Main Entry:rate

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at a rate of ˈknots idiom
(BrE, informal) very quickly

She's getting through her winnings at a rate of knots.

Main entry:rateidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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