twenty to the dozen

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very fast, fluently (i.e. "to say twenty words to another's dozen")

Etymology:

  • As if saying twenty words to another's dozen.
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He can talk French twenty to the dozen.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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