Samantha was really missing her boyfriend. He had gone away for a few weeks to Australia, and she was worried that he might stay there for much longer than she’d ever expected.
“I’d go there in a flash if I could.. y’know, just pack my bags and go.”
Her friend, cup of tea in hand, replied: “Just like that?”
“Yeah, I would. Just like that. The thing is, I just don’t know if I have the money to pay for the flight..”
“Just Like That..”
This is a phrase we use to emphasise that something is done quickly or easily or without too much consideration.
Here are a few more examples:
1. “He sold his house and went to Queensland, just like that!”
2. “He arrived in Melbourne not knowing much English and expected to get a job, just like that..”
3. “He came home from work and split up with her, just like that. I couldn’t believe it!”
In a flash = very quickly
The thing is… = a phrase used to introduce a possible problem or something which is hard to say
A Few Other Phrases To Check Out
* Thanks to Hamed for his question on Facebook, which was about this phrase.