from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as rapid-fire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective idiomatic Having one thing coming rapidly after another.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The hoo-hah was born late in the first quarter of the Giants' 28-16 Monday night win over the Rams, when St. Louis had in seven plays marched from its own 26-yard line to the Giants' 7, all behind a quick-fire, no-huddle attack.

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  • Five days after closing the country's bestselling newspaper in order to secure the quick-fire acquisition of 100% of BSkyB, News Corp signalled there was no real hurry.

    News Corporation: Business as usual? | Editorial

  • As I noted with Ted Kosmata last year, good -- but very different -- stories appearing in quick-fire succession by the same author have a cumulative effect far beyond that achieved by single works.

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  • We have a couple of main speaking slots available and also plan to have a quick-fire Pecha Kucha session, so if you have a Web 2.0/construction/property-related topic and want to speak to a room full of property types, please let me know.

    Reorb and Social Media Week « pwcom 2.0

  • It's a decent effort Rutger, but we've got two quick-fire substitutions that can beat six minutes.

    Does Robbie Savage stand a chance in Strictly Come Dancing?

  • Adam Curtis insists that he is not a documentary maker, but a journalist who tells stories that "take serious journalism and fine tune it with low-end trash and jokes" and he dismisses anyone who considers his films – with their unique convergence of quick-fire visual images and off-beat music and background noises – to be some kind of modern art form.

    Adam Curtis: happy to be different

  • It's a decent effort Rutger, but we've got two quick-fire substitutions that can beat six minutes.

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  • I usually ignore these quick-fire conversations (most of the time I don't have a clue what they're talking about) but today I can actually add something because I was there.

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  • Its DNA has been geared up for deliberate, careful changes, rather than dramatic, quick-fire decisions.

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  • Giuseppe Verdi Milan, Italy, 1893Like Otello written in a final, brilliant outpouring in 1887, Falstaff – after Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor – is a Verdian favourite among buffs, though some find its quixotic, quick-fire charms less beguiling.

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