at a stroke
phrasal all at once <
spent her savings at a stroke
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  • at a stroke — See: AT A BLOW or AT A STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at a stroke — See: AT A BLOW or AT A STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one stroke — See: AT A BLOW or AT ONE STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one stroke — See: AT A BLOW or AT ONE STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at a blow — or[at a stroke] or[at one stroke] {adv. phr.} Immediately; suddenly; with one quick or forceful action. * /The pirates captured the ship and captured a ton of gold at a blow./ * /A thousand men lost their jobs at a stroke when the factory… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at a blow — or[at a stroke] or[at one stroke] {adv. phr.} Immediately; suddenly; with one quick or forceful action. * /The pirates captured the ship and captured a ton of gold at a blow./ * /A thousand men lost their jobs at a stroke when the factory… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • A Stroke of Midnight — infobox Book | name = A Stroke of Midnight orig title = translator = image caption = Bantam 2006 paperback author = Laurell K. Hamilton cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Merry Gentry genre = Horror, Erotica,… …   Wikipedia

  • At a blow — Blow Blow, n. [OE. blaw, blowe; cf. OHG. bliuwan, pliuwan, to beat, G. bl[ a]uen, Goth. bliggwan.] 1. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword. [1913 Webster] Well struck ! there was blow for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroke — See: AT A STROKE or AT ONE S STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stroke — See: AT A STROKE or AT ONE S STROKE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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