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In the novel Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, Bertie was telling Jeeves that he saw J. Washburn Stoker and his daughter Pauline along with Sir Roderick Glossop. To this Jeeves asked him if he entered into conversation with them but Bertie replies

Who, me? No, Jeeves. I was out of the room like a streak.

What does “I was out of the room like a streak” mean?

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  • I’m voting to close this question because it belongs on English Language Learners. There's nothing specifically literary about the usage here. It's a straightforward use of the meaning of that idiom. – verbose Feb 14 at 2:16

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