make quick work of sth

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British pronunciation/mˌeɪk kwˈɪk ʃˈɔːt lˈaɪt wˈɜːk ɒv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
American pronunciation/mˌeɪk kwˈɪk ʃˈɔːɹt lˈaɪt wˈɜːk ʌv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to make quick work of sth
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to finish doing something as fast as one can

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to [make] (quick|short|light) work of {sth} definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "make quick work of something" and when to use it?

The idiom "make quick work of something" originated from the idea of completing a task or activity efficiently and swiftly. This phrase is often used to describe situations where someone or a group of people have successfully and rapidly completed a job or achieved a goal without encountering significant obstacles or delays.

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The rabbit gnawed on the carrot, its sharp teeth making quick work of the crunchy vegetable.
It makes light work of a complex process thanks to a series of easy-to-use wizards.
She knew how to make quick work of her daily chores, leaving her with plenty of time for other activities.
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