just like that

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - just like that

"just like that"

suddenly and unexpectedly


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - just like that

"just like that"

exactly the way it happened or was stated;

without the necessity for further or any discussion


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - just like that

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Where's Frank? He hasn't been at his desk all day.

Colleague 2:  He no longer works at this company. He was fired yesterday.

Colleague 2Just like that?

Colleague 1:  Yes, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, Frank was fired for no apparent reason.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - just like that

A boyfriend and girlfriend are talking ...

Girlfriend:  What happened to your car?

Boyfriend:   A tree fell over in last night's snow storm.

Girlfriend:  The storm blew the tree over just like that?

Boyfriend:  Yes.

just like that - Usage:


just like that - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for just like that.

just like that - Examples:

1)  And then something else happened: the whole thread was deleted. Just like that.

2)  What are you talking about? You've been let go. Just like that?

3)  And then the audio ends. Just like that.

4)  I think we should break up. And just like that, it was over.

5)  Bang! Up you get and off to New York! Just like that!

6)  The death. Seeing loved ones die... change... It makes people snap. Just like that.

7)  It was all a bunch of lies. I could have called it off just like that.

8)  And just like that, Wisconsin lost $800 million.

9)  He was not happy. He was going to shut down the Commission. Just like that. The end.

10)  I paid him ten thousand dollars, cash in hand, just like that.

11)  He listened to the song once, then sat down and played it just like that.

12)  And just like that, we're back at the studio. 

13)  You don't fire one-third of the staff just like that.

14)  And just like that, it's gone -- was it real? 

15)  Please help my computer is only 2 years old how can it go out just like that please email me ASAP Thanks.

16)  ... and didn't leave my apartment for four days. # Just like that, I was a gamer again.

17)  Where I am from, e.g. Worchester is pronounced just like that -- war chester.

18)  Pick a Place, any Place. Well, not quite just like that, but this is the first and most important step.

19)  ... by nature, it is very difficult for them to experience that shift in mindset just like that.

20)  ... but any money is better than none, and just like that I had a startup.