"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast", and as Hester smiled to perceive, did actually catch the sunshine, and stood laughing in the midst of it, all brightened by its splendour, and scintillating with the vivacity excited by rapid motion.
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a manner of moving, natural to the camel and sometimes developed in the horse, in which the two legs on the same side of the body are moved and put down at the same time(See also INSTANTANEOUSNESS, SPEEDING.)at a snail’s pace Very slowly, at an exceedingly slow rate of movement or progress.
According to one source which claims to have actually measured its speed, a snail moves at the rate of one mile in fourteen days.
Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process or dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of definition for speed dating people.
Its origins are credited to Rabbi Yaacov of Aish Ha Torah, originally as a way to help Jewish singles meet and marry.
This expression refers to the swiftness with which a fire can consume a house, particularly one built of wood or other flammable a beeline To proceed directly and with dispatch; to hasten, hurry; to rush, race, or make a mad dash toward.
It is commonly believed that pollen-carrying bees return to the hive speedily and directly; hence beeline meaning ‘the most direct route.’ The term is believed to be originally American; it appeared in 1848 in The Biglow Papers by James Russell Lowell.quick as a wink Very quickly, in no time at all; in the twinkling of an eye.
The snail, like the turtle, is one of the slowest-moving creatures on the earth and has symbolized extreme slowness, tardiness, and sluggishness for streak See talk a blue streak, TALKATIVENESS.faster than greased lightning At the highest possible speed; moving at a tremendous velocity.
Lightning travels at the speed of light, considered by modern scientists to be the highest attainable.
Still in nautical use, the phrase acquired the figurative sense of advancing continuously, as one ship gaining rapidly on another.
It is in this sense that hand over fist was first used, about 1825, according to OED citations.
the planks in twos and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat the deck; think of having hangings to the top; object not to taking tea by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle.