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in the blink of an eye

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in the blink of an eye
一瞬间

Date: Aug 23 2012

Quote

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“When I was in love, I fell so hard. And in the blink of an eye, my whole life changed. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”

- Singer Rihanna on her fears about dating. (Us Weekly)

“我在恋爱时总是感情投入很深。一瞬间,我的整个人生就会完全改变。我害怕那种感觉会再次袭来。”

- 歌手蕾安娜 (Rihanna) 谈到对约会的担忧。

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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suddenly, very quickly

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Blink your eyes. How long did that take? Blinking happens very fast, in less than a second. It happens so fast, we often don’t even realize we’ve blinked!

That’s why when you say that something happened in the blink of an eye, it means that something happened very quickly, or suddenly.

Rihanna says that her life changed in the blink of an eye. She was deeply in love, and then her relationship fell apart very dramatically. Her love went away in the blink of an eye.

When something happens in the blink of an eye, it can be either positive or negative. For instance, if you win the lottery, you will become rich in the blink of the eye. Rihanna says she is afraid of dating again. But who knows, maybe she will change her mind in the blink of an eye.

Has your life ever changed in the blink of an eye? What happened?

Examples

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“The accident happened in the blink of an eye.”

“I was single for a long time, and then in the blink of an eye I suddenly had a girlfriend.”

“Even though it really took four years, it seems like college passed in the blink of an eye.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

steffie001 in a sudden moment
by steffie001
TITO007 close your eyes, you open them what feels like a millisecond later
by TITO007
Plx suddenly, abruptly
by Plx
 julito In one second. The room was dark so I switched on the light bulb and in the blink of an eye the room was full of light again.
by julito
Manu4 Suddenly, right off the bat.
by Manu4
petarian it means it happens immediately
by petarian
cubi1604 Happening very fast
by cubi1604
Something that happens very rapidly.
by candycandice
Ahshan in a short time ,quickly.
by Ahshan
a2020 it means immediately,not very long.on the spot
by a2020
In a very short period of time, like when you blink your eye.
by PhilologistAUL

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Vina Novalina

Indonesia

Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE but regret can last for a lifetime.

07:17 AM Sep 02 2012 |

*souhila*

*souhila*

Algeria

in the blink of an eye i fell when iwent at first time to univ :) 


i fell alone and sad but i have to keep my heart strang and rock  

07:18 PM Aug 29 2012 |

Le.Me

Le.Me

Egypt

period of time less than a second , A car was about to hit someone in our nieghbourhood but he jumped on to the pavement in a blink of an eye.

11:46 PM Aug 28 2012 |

meaw-meaw

meaw-meaw

Thailand

After I just to knew with someone .My spirit eng  restart again. His’s words still ingrained in my head .He told ” i’m hard to practice a lot and long time and now my english is get ahead a lot when i talk with you,i reminisce my english when long time ago. ” Um…That is my life in the blink of an eye coz I’m trying  to practice  to get the gold as the same him.

07:26 PM Aug 28 2012 |

javier_man

javier_man

Mexico

It is something that occurrs suddenly and unpleasant ?

02:45 PM Aug 27 2012 |

xpman

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

life passes very quickly like ablink of an eye so spend it in avaluable things to remain forever after you dieWink

03:59 PM Aug 26 2012 |

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saratobe

saratobe

Egypt

it is so true that life can change in the blink  of an eye , it happened to me because  that i had to change even my goals

06:23 AM Aug 25 2012 |

LAILA ALI

LAILA ALI

Malaysia

i do not think that life or any thing less  can be change in the blink of an eye , it needs long time to be changed .

12:40 AM Aug 25 2012 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

good and bad things happened in the blink of an eye.. i already felt in love and it changed whole my life and also i lost a dear person together some dreams mine.

01:44 PM Aug 24 2012 |

savithri_k

India

My sister got fever we thought normal fever we took to  hospital she was admited in icu and next day in the blink of an eye she expired.

08:56 AM Aug 24 2012 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

someone disappear at  in the blink of an eye

08:08 AM Aug 24 2012 |

gibsea

gibsea

France

Be careful, in the mountains the weather can change in the blink of an eye.

11:47 PM Aug 23 2012 |

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yuminaga

yuminagaSuper Member!

China

enven though it took 17 years  ,it seems like my job passed in the blink of an eye .

11:31 PM Aug 23 2012 |

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haitham4vip

Egypt

happens by the time

11:18 PM Aug 23 2012 |

joeytong

joeytong

Spain

My holidays in Mallorca finished in the blinck of an eye. 

06:26 PM Aug 23 2012 |

samirah

samirah

Saudi Arabia

my life  goes by in the blink of an eye without getting a jobCry

06:04 PM Aug 23 2012 |

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Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

I can’t believe that lost in the blink of an eye, because I still saw her a few minutes ago. :D :D :D

06:02 PM Aug 23 2012 |

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choonpin

Malaysia

so soon and before you know it

05:30 PM Aug 23 2012 |

MOURAD12

MOURAD12

Algeria

may problms is solved in the blink of an eye

05:21 PM Aug 23 2012 |

Shiry

Shiry

Saudi Arabia

Life goes on in the blink of an eye !


Really it passes so fast , and we have to worship Allah =)


^^

04:40 PM Aug 23 2012 |

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