like a shot

like a shot
phrasal very rapidly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • like a shot — ► like a shot informal without hesitation. Main Entry: ↑shot …   English terms dictionary

  • like a shot — adverb without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening he answered immediately found an answer straightaway an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith Come here now! • Syn: ↑immediately, ↑instantly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • like a shot — if someone does something like a shot, they do it quickly and eagerly. If I had the chance to go to Paris, I d be there like a shot …   New idioms dictionary

  • like a shot — informal when they called his name he ran on to the stage like a shot Syn: without hesitation, unhesitatingly, eagerly, enthusiastically; immediately, at once, right away/now, straightaway, instantly, instantaneously, without delay; informal… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • like a shot — informal immediately and very quickly He heard a noise downstairs and was out of bed like a shot …   English dictionary

  • like a shot — informal without hesitation; willingly. → shot …   English new terms dictionary

  • like a shot — suddenly, in the blink of an eye ; very gladly, very willingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • like a shot — idi instantly; quickly …   From formal English to slang

  • like a shot, billy-(ho), the very devil, buggery*, hell, a bat out of hell, lightning, a house on fire, hot cakes, blazes, mad, wildfire —  Very quickly or successfully …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • off like a shot — If someone is off like a shot, they leave or get going very quickly indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes