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Fast one   /fæst wən/   Listen
Fast one

noun
1.
A cunning or deceitful action or device.  Synonym: trick.  "He pulled a fast one and got away with it"



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"Fast one" Quotes from Famous Books



... until—" he hesitated and cleared his voice of a sudden huskiness, "until word came that my brother had been killed. His balloon was shot down while he was up spotting artillery fire. Naturally, I began to try to get in. I had to put over a fast one on the examining board, but I made it. And here I am at last, with my own countrymen. Top hole, isn't it?" His smile was so genuine and compelling that none could doubt the sincerity of his pleasure. ...
— Aces Up • Covington Clarke

... (to the Other Customer, as his natural self-satisfaction overcomes his reserve). 'Shtonishing how fast one's hair does grow. It's not three weeks since I had a ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 19, 1892 • Various

... and water. It was quickly plugged, and we continued at some distance firing away, our shot every now and then striking the enemy, but what damage we had done we could not ascertain. The leading frigate was a very fast one, and was now rapidly coming up. We, I confess, were anxiously looking out for her, for, although prudence might have forbade us getting nearer the enemy, our eagerness to stop her would have made us run every risk to effect that object. At length the English frigate ...
— Ben Burton - Born and Bred at Sea • W. H. G. Kingston

... was a fast one—I think a record breaker. We were 22 days and 21 hours from port to port. Off Martinique I stared at the coast for about an hour, and then went below. The blue lava that covered everything faded into ...
— The San Francisco Calamity • Various

... another, faced the box, the coach kept saying to Ken: "Drive that fellow away from the plate... give this one a low ball... now straight over the pan. Say, Peg, you've got a nice ball there... put a fast one under this fellow's chin." ...
— The Young Pitcher • Zane Grey

... did not consider the pace a very fast one, but being a cheerful fellow by nature, he simply expressed his dissatisfaction ...
— The House of the Whispering Pines • Anna Katharine Green



Words linked to "Fast one" :   schtik, shtick, trick, twist, schtick, shtik, gimmick, device, pull a fast one on



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