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Meaning of "before you could say Jack Robinson" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEFORE YOU COULD SAY JACK ROBINSON

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEFORE YOU COULD SAY JACK ROBINSON

befoam
befog
befogged
befogging
befool
before
before long
before one´s time
before the fact
before the mast
before-and-after test
before-tax
beforehand
beforetime
befortune
befoul
befouler
befoulment
befret
befriend

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFORE YOU COULD SAY JACK ROBINSON

Atkinson
Benson
Berenson
Branson
chanson
Dickinson
Heath Robinson
Jack Robinson
Johnson
Jonson
Manson
Palmer-Tomkinson
Robinson
scoinson
sponson
Stephenson
sternson
Stevenson
tenson
Wilkinson

Synonyms and antonyms of before you could say Jack Robinson in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «before you could say Jack Robinson» into 25 languages

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The translations of before you could say Jack Robinson from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «before you could say Jack Robinson» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在你可以说杰克罗宾逊之前
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antes de que se pudiera decir Jack Robinson
570 millions of speakers

English

before you could say Jack Robinson
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इससे पहले कि आप कुछ कहें
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

قبل أن تقول جاك روبنسون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прежде чем вы могли сказать Джек Робинсон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

antes que você pudesse dizer Jack Robinson
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আগে আপনি জ্যাক রবিনসন বলতে পারে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avant que vous ne puissiez dire Jack Robinson
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebelum anda boleh mengatakan Jack Robinson
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ehe man Jack Robinson sagen konnte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

あなたはあっと言うことができる前に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잭 로빈슨 을 말할 수 있기 전에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadurunge sampeyan bisa ngomong Jack Robinson
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

trước khi bạn có thể nói Jack Robinson
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீங்கள் ஜாக் ராபின்சன் சொல்ல முடியும் முன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जॅक रॉबिन्सन म्हणण्यापूर्वी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaşla göz arasında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in un batter d´occhi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zanim można powiedzieć, Jack Robinson
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перш ніж ви могли сказати Джек Робінсон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înainte de a putea spune Jack Robinson
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πριν θα μπορούσαμε να πούμε Jack Robinson
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

voor jy kan sê Jack Robinson
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

innan man kan säga Jack Robinson
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

før du kan si Jack Robinson
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFORE YOU COULD SAY JACK ROBINSON»

The term «before you could say Jack Robinson» is normally little used and occupies the 130.867 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFORE YOU COULD SAY JACK ROBINSON»

Discover the use of before you could say Jack Robinson in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to before you could say Jack Robinson and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
1925 Before you could say "Jack Robinson." (p. 201) Stowell, W. A. The Mystery of Singing Walls. New York: Appleton, 1925. 1931 BRIDGES: they'd be over 'ere before you could say Jack Robinson. (I, 1, p. 546) Coward, Noel. Cavalcade.
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
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Dictionary of Idioms
ROBINSON Before you can (or could) say Jack Robinson Becoming old- fashioned Very quickly: > 'I'll be downstairs before you can say Jack Robinson. ' > 'Before you could say Jack Robinson, he'd taken my wallet and dashed out of the room ...
Martin H Manser, 2006
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Words that Teem with Meening [sic]: Copenhagen Views on ...
Thus, in "Using Idioms" (Prentice Hall), under the keyword SPEED we find before you could say Jack Robinson/in the twinkling of an eye. 3) A grammatical system, grouping idioms which are structurally related. In Seidl & McMordie's "English ...
Jørgen Erik Nielsen, 1992
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Dictionary of Proverbs
Jack Robinson, Before one can say. 1778: Burney, Evelina, Lett, •Will returned he ; 'why, then, 'fore George, I'd do it as soon as say Jack Robinson.' 1812: Miss Edgeworth, Absentee, ch ii, I'd get her off before you could say Jack Robinson.
George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser, Stephen J. Curtis, 2006
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
in a flash/before you could say Jack Robinson/as quick as you like/ ... they/... were/... off/they rushed off/... gesehen: (..., und) haste (hast du/hasse) nichtgesehen, war er weg/ rannten sie davon/sausten alle fort/... kannst:(..., und) haste was ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
... with a rattle and flourish drew up at Soames's door. □ / mentioned to the boys that there was a bag of sweets on the table, and, before you could say Jack Robinson, they were all eaten. before one's very eyes be in the dark □ Let 24.
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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Now You Know Big Book of Answers
Why do we say that something happened so quickly that it was over “before you could say Jack Robinson”? Jack Robinson was a London social climber during the early eighteenth century. He made it his business to appear at as many ...
Doug Lennox, 2007
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Hodgson's National Songster, etc
And he was ofl' before you could say Jack Robinson. Tol de rol, &e. 197 JACK- ASSES OVER THE WATER. March! march ! Cripplegate, Horsely Down ; [to slaughter. Why, my flints,do ye not forward March! tnarchl eyes right, don't tumble down ...
Orlando HODGSON, 1832
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The Companion to Our Mutual Friend (RLE Dickens): Routledge ...
The saying 'before you could say Jack Robinson', meaning 'very quickly', seems to derive from a song called 'Jack Robinson', which told the story of a sailor jilted by his love, and which ended with the line 'And he was off before you could say ...
Michael Cotsell, 2013
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Untitled
"idioms before you can say Jack Robinson old-fashioned informal used to say that something happens very quickly: Before you could say Jack Robinson, she'd jumped into the car and driven away. . does what it says on the tin uk informal If ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFORE YOU COULD SAY JACK ROBINSON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term before you could say Jack Robinson is used in the context of the following news items.
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Remembering Bevo Francis
Before you could say Jack Robinson, Oliver had been employed as basketball coach at Rio Grande. His first recruit was none other than the ... «The Highland County Press, Jun 15»
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Residents in quiet Clacton lane left devastated after developers get …
“We all wrote letters to object but before you could say Jack Robinson we found out it had been approved. “The parish council objected to it. «Gazette, Feb 15»
3
Nine Surefire Ways to "Fix" Baseball
... broke out and the winner of the Midsummer Classic was being awarded home field for the World Series before you could say Jack Robinson. «Forbes, Feb 15»
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Top 10 NRL rookies of the past 10 seasons
But his NRL career was fast too – done before you could say Jack Robinson. 8. Shaun Johnson The boy wonder dubbed 'the next Benji ... «The Roar, Feb 15»
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Birders' Eye View: Welcoming winters birds
Before you could say Jack Robinson, the kestrel had nabbed an unlucky swallow and retreated back to the tree to breakfast on its prize. «Bluffton Today, Nov 14»
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Olusegun Oloruntoba, Retired Colonel : We will continue our quest …
But before we knew it, we were all taken to the kangaroo tribunal, court-martialled and before you could say Jack Robinson, about 14 of us, ... «Daily Sun, Jun 14»
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The case for The Fortunes of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel …
... was “fixed and settled” in Australia, and how “fortunes here were made, and lost, and made again, before you could say Jack Robinson". «The Conversation, Apr 14»
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20 Most Controversial Showbiz Stars – Global Excellence
Before you could say Jack Robinson, Daniel dumped his wife and engaged secretly with Stella. Before Daniel engaged Stella, it was learnt that ... «Osun Defender, Aug 13»
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Kissing and telling... tales of old Fleet Street: AN ALMOST ENGLISH …
They arrived late, got into bed and 'before you could say Jack Robinson, Kris was lying with his back to me, apparently asleep'. Did shyness or ... «Daily Mail, Sep 12»
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Clare Balding was unimpressed by her brother's practical joke
But my sister, to whom he is married, proved a more attractive landlord and before you could say Jack Robinson he moved out from my place ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jan 12»

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