in un baleno

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the prepositional phrase in un baleno, which means in a flash or in the blink of an eyeIl baleno refers to a flash of lightning.

See the the expression used below:

Tiziano era davvero affamato, tantoché ha mangiato il piatto di pasta in un baleno. “Da quanti giorni non mangi?,” gli ho chiesto stupito.

Tiziano was really hungry, so much so that he ate his dish of pasta in a flash. “For how many days have you note eaten,” I astonishingly asked him.