Meaning of like lightning in English:

like lightning


(also like greased lightning)
  • Very quickly.

    • ‘he leaped over the tailboard of the lorry like greased lightning’
    promptly, immediately, instantly, instantaneously, without delay, post-haste, in a flash, in a trice, in the wink of an eye, in an instant, in no time, in no time at all
    rapidly, quickly, fast, speedily, briskly, at high speed, at full tilt, like the wind, like lightning, at breakneck speed, as fast as one's legs can carry one, as swift as an arrow