Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) occurring rapidly, one after another
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    • a series/succession of quick-fire questions/jokes
  • Analysis

    Something which is described as being 'quickfire', is rapid and in quick succession or non-stop. This adjective is usually used to describe gunfire or rapid questioning with fast response times.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. In his speech, Paul included a series of quick-fire jokes in order to lighten the mood, but they did not go down well with the audience.
    2. When you are debating you need to be able to plan a succinct argument and back it up and also come up with quickfire responses and rebuttals.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The interviewer asked Gary a succession of quick-fire questions about the business in attempt to test his ability to cope under pressure. He struggled badly.
    2. He sent out a number of quick-fire emails to staff, letting them know that the meeting had been rescheduled for 4 pm.
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