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In a Jiffy

The English expression in a jiffy refers to a very short period of time. Here are some sample sentences using the English idiom in a jiffy:

I’ll be back
in a jiffy. (= I’ll be back in a second.)
I’ll have my work done
in a jiffy. (= I’ll have my work done in a second.)
I’ll get that for you
in a jiffy. (= I’ll get that for you in a second.)

The word
jiffy, itself, was first used by the physical-chemist Gilbert Newton Lewis (1875 - 1946) and referred to the time it takes light to travel 1 cm.
Have you ever wanted to cook or bake something
in a jiffy but not known how? Here are recipes that show you how:

Cookies in a Jiffy Recipe
- tasteofhome.com
In a Jiffy Blueberry Muffin Recipe
- blueberry-recipe.com
13 One-Dish Meals in a Jiffy
- recipe4living.com


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