make short work (of)

make short / fast work (of) (to finish with someone or something quickly) — легко справляться (с чем-л.); в два счета расправиться (с кем-л.); отделаться (от кого-л.); быстро справиться / разделаться (с чем-л.)

Example 1: The children made short work of the ice cream. (

Example 2: I made short work of Tom so I could leave the office to play golf. (

Example 3: Firefighters make short work of fire. (

Example 4: With cars that cost the third less than ours to put on the road and petrol prices half our own, such travel is cheap while the sheer size, power and comfort of the vehicles themselves make short work of the miles. (The Observer, London)