Meaning of in the twinkling of an eye in English:

in the twinkling of an eye

Translate in the twinkling of an eye into Spanish


(also in a twinkling)
  • In an instant; very quickly.

    ‘the whole evening passes in the twinkling of an eye’
    • ‘I'll have supper ready in a twinkling’
    • ‘In a twinkling, the ball was swept to the onrushing Kieran Lewis.’
    • ‘Our fears that learners would starve was wiped out in a twinkling of an eye.’
    • ‘In a twinkling, the broad, tall figure was reduced to thin, glassy shards that dissolved in the air.’
    • ‘But in a twinkling Tipp had wiped it out.’
    • ‘They stand there, radiating photons of goodwill, and despite yourself, you beam back, and the world, in a twinkling, changes.’
    • ‘He could flip in a twinkling.’
    • ‘And, in a twinkling, the two largest girls had joined hands and made a sedan-chair for Tate, and the entire party was hurrying on after Jenny.’
    • ‘They switch between parts in a twinkling, and alternate savvily between lead singers and backup.’
    • ‘But like all one-day matches, a brilliant catch or run out, or a fast innings can change matters in a twinkling and today's match should be no exception.’
    • ‘The Seagulls had three goals on the board in a twinkling, running to an 18-point lead before the Rebels finally scored just before the break.’
    soon, very soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long, shortly, in a very short time, any second, any second now, any minute, any minute now