Idiom: Before you can say Jack Robinson
Meaning: The term Jack Robinson represents 'a short amount of time'. When you do something before you can say Jack Robinson, you do it very quickly.Country: International English | Subject Area: Person's name | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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