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adv. Informal
With great speed.

[lickety, very fast, alteration of lick, fast (dialectal) + split.]
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informal US and Canadian very quickly; speedily
[C19: from lick + split]
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(ˈlɪk ɪ ti)

adv. Informal.
at great speed; rapidly: to travel lickety-split.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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adv (US inf) → blitzschnell, mit Volldampf (inf)
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2) Dwayne Johnson teams with Jason Statham in this "Fast & Furious" spinoff directed by impressive stunt coordinator-turned-director David Leitch, the guy who gave us the lickety-split thriller "John Wick."
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Moreover, as deftly demonstrated in a baseball sequence where Roman makes a million-dollar gamble, it gets Kendall and his kooky family to interact with each other lickety-split, and in situations that play well to their characters' binge-worthy idiosyncrasies.
By ordering things on-line, I receive them lickety-split from the comfort of home.
I CHANNELED MARY POPPINS: resplendent with unwavering decisiveness and spit-spot, lickety-split efficiency, two of us turned the spare bedroom/storage room into comfy guest quarters in less than 45 minutes.
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They don't want voters to focus on the pay-to-play operation which the Secretary of State's office became under Hillary Clinton--the massive FOIA e-mail dump by Judicial Watch showing how time and again Hillary's top aide, Huma Abedin, would tell those who sought a meeting or a favor how hard it would be for them to see the Secretary--until they somehow got the message and made a million-dollar donation to the "Clinton Foundation," or rustled up a $750,000 "speaking fee" for husband Bill, at which point they'd get their meeting, their favor, lickety-split.
Dinner arrives lickety-split. I'm noshing on the "Memphis Southern fried chicken sandwich" ($10), while my wife, Rachel, chows down on a burger ($6 for beef, $12 for bison).
"The other thing we have is, in our planning department, permits can take from one day to forty-five days [with a public hearing], so we can process your planning permit lickety-split. Were able to expedite those--pretty much hand-carry them, if you want--and really, that's a benefit to the developer," she says.
Schmit, bass guitarist and vocalist for the Eagles, hoisted a 1920s Spanish-style Whitley Heights residence up for sale at just under $2 million and, per online listings, the property was lickety-split put into escrow with an unknown buyer at an unknown price.