Kolin Chasm (kchasm) wrote in linguaphiles,
Kolin Chasm
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"In Seconds Flat"

My friend and I are having a bit of an argument. I say the phrase "in seconds flat", e.g. "she finished the drinks in seconds flat" is perfectly acceptable, while he says it has to be "in [number] seconds flat" (because of the "flat").

Alternatively, is "in seconds flat" without the number a Britishism particularly?

Thanks.
Tags: american english, english, english dialects
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