Origin of Phrase Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail?


The phrase, 'two shakes of a lamb's tail' is a term used to state an action will be quick, since lambs shake their tails fast. It is thought to have originated in the United States.
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It means "in a short time."
It has to do with the fact that a lamb can shake its tail very
"Two shakes of a lamb's tail" was a First World War British army slang, but can also date from the mid 19th century, with the earliest citation in 1840.
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