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Brace of Shakes

In a brace of shakes. Very soon. (See Shakes.) Similar phrases are: “In the twinkling of an eye.” (See Eye.) “In the twinkling of a bed-post.” (See Bed-Post.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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