in a brace of shakes


in a brace of shakes
Моментально, в мгновение ока. A brace of shakes — это очень быстрое движение, которым встряхивают коробочки с игральными костями.

He took the hammer and in a brace of shakes the picture was hanging on the wall. — Он взял в руки молоток, и через секунду картина уже висела на стене.

Выражения in a couple of shakes (в две секунды) и in two shakes of a lamb's tail (в два взмаха хвоста ягнёнка) имеют то же значение.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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