Definition of in jig time in English:

in jig time

phrase

informalNorth American
  • Extremely quickly; in a very short time.

    ‘the doctor arrived in jig time, minutes after I'd telephoned’
    • ‘After the parade, the Céilí Mór takes place at Earlsfort Terrace with some of the country's finest traditional acts keeping everybody in jig time.’
    • ‘The trio did the clean-up in jig time and with smiles.’
    • ‘There is no doubt we went mad in terms of exposing ourselves to increased debt as we dramatically caught up with the EU average on that score in jig time.’
    • ‘They'll be off the starting blocks in jig time on Sunday and it will be important for Ardmore to contain them in those vital early sequences.’
    • ‘Veteran Frankie Carroll especially was out of traps in jig time pointing a free inside a minute and landing a real beauty from play two minutes later.’
    very soon, soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, directly, any second, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in no time at all, in less than no time, before you know it, before long