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ˈlɪk ɪ tilick·ety-split

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  1. lickety-splitadverb

    Quickly; as fast as possible; in short order.

    At the sound of the starting gun, they were off and running lickety-split.

  2. Etymology: First attested about 1860, in the US, as a fanciful alteration of lick and the verb split. lick appears to have something to do with animals made to go faster by means of a "lick" of a whip, although it may have also originated due to a preference for rapid licking (the "quick lick").

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lickety-split in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lickety-split in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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