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    #1

    breakneck pace

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The car was speeding at breakneck pace over a snowy white road.

    And then, as he ha remounted, the horse had suddenly reared up on its hind legs and shot sway at breakneck speed.

    at breakneck pace = at breakneck speed

    breakneck = dangerously fast

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V

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    #2

    Re: breakneck pace

    Correct.

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    #3

    Re: breakneck pace

    The clue is in the words......... one slip and, because you're going too quickly to be able to compensate, you'll fall or crash and break your neck!

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