If you remember, a few weeks ago I wrote about the English word for “3 times”, which is “thrice”. Do not confuse it with today’s word, “TRICE” (without an “h”).
“Trice” is often found in the phrase “in a trice”, meaning “in a very short time”. For example, when your boss next asks you for a document and you want to impress him/her, just say that it’ll be on their desk in a trice. So put the coffee down, stop checking your Facebook account, pick up that document and with the reflexes of Usain Bolt, sprint off to the boss’s office. Congratulations, you’ve completed the task in a trice!
Use the language
Ok, you’ve never used “in a trice” before but can you think of situations where you could have done so?
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