Catch Word #193 – In a jiffy

In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss two idiomatic expressions that you can use to talk about being speedy: in a jiffy/in a jiff and in a flash. Join them to learn how to make your English sound like a native speaker’s!


Fun Facts

A jiffy is used not only in English idioms, but also as a unit of time! A jiffy is an actual measurement of time used in many fields such as computer science, physics, and even animation!

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode:

  • In a jiffy/in a jiff
  • In a flash
  • To take 10
  • To be useless at [something]
  • To piggyback off of [something]

Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License