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Flashcards in Lesson 59 Deck (23):
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Once in a blue moon

Very infrequently

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All his born days

All his life

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In a mo/ in a sec/ in a tick/ in less than no time/ in a jiffy

Very soon

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For donkey's years/ since the year dot

For a long time

4

Till the cows cine home

For ever

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For keeps/ for good

To keep for ever

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In the nick o time

Only just in time

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Over the hill/ past it

Too old

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Has-been

Person who is no longer famous

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In a flash/ at a rate of knots

Very quickly

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Fleeting

Brief or quick

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Lengthy

Continuing for a long time

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Transient

Lasting for only a short time (formal)

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Persistent

Lasting for a long time or hard to stop or get rid of

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Inexorable

Continuing without hope of being stopped (formal)

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Incipient

Just beginning (formal)

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Protracted

Lasting for a long time or made to last longer (formal)

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Lingering

Taking a long time to leave or disappear

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Simultaneous

Happening at the same time

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Duration

Amount of time that it lasted

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Prolong

Make it last longer

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At short notice

Just a short time before it is due to happen

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Repeatedly

Many times