Like (greased) lightning

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British pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɡɹˈiːsd lˈaɪtnɪŋ/
American pronunciation/lˈaɪk ɡɹˈiːsd lˈaɪtnɪŋ/
like (greased) lightning
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in extremely high speed

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like (greased|) lightning definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "like lightning" and when to use it?

The idiom "like lightning" originates from the natural occurrence of lightning, which is known for its incredible speed and suddenness. This phrase is used to describe the extreme speed and quickness of an action, event, or movement.

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The thief escaped from the scene of the crime like lightning before anyone could react.
The news spread through the school like wildfire, with rumors spreading like lightning.
He ran like lightning to catch the bus before it left the stop.
Her fingers moved across the piano keys like greased lightning during the performance.
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