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Slick Off

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To finish a thing there and then without stopping; to make a clean sweep of a job in hand. Judge Haliburton’s Sam Slick popularised the word. (German, schlicht, sleek, polished, hence clean; Icelandic, slīke, sleek.) We say, “To do a thing clean off” as well as “slick off.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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