a short amount of time
i will be down in two shakes of a lambs tail
a short length of time
I'll be back from the store in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
very quickly, as soon as possible
popularized by Uma Thurman in the movie Pulp Fiction
Just make yourself a drink Vincent and i'll be down in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
To do something in a fast manner - as quicks a lambs tail shakes...twice
I'll be there in two shakes of a lamb's tail...
Soon. Originally from areas in Yorkshire and Wales. Spread throughout the Southern Hemisphere in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, mostly in parts of Australia and the whole of New Zealand.
Kiwi #1, "Hey bru, have you finished with that beautiful young sheep? Is it my turn yet?"
Kiwi #2, "Yeah cuz, just gimme two shakes of a lamb's tail to clean myself up here. Primo Flossy."
Colloquial phrase representing an undefined short time period
I'll be there in two shakes of a lamb's tail
To do something as soon as possible.
Person1: "Can I have a cheese burguer with fries?"
Person2: "Sure, I'll get it in two shakes of a lamb's tail"
Person1: "Get your ass over here!!"
Person2: "I'll be there in less than two shakes of a lamb's tail boss."
1. a slang phrase meaning a short period of time.
2. all that it takes to get some people to mount a sheep.
1. "i'll have that coffee out in two shakes of a lamb's tail!"
2. " did you see that! i think it likes me!"