greased lightning

greased lightning
1. n. strong liquor.
This greased lightning of yours nearly blew my head off.
No more greased lightning for me.
2. n. something fast or powerful.
That little car is just greased lightning.
That kid can run like greased lightning.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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