New York minute


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New York minute

n. Slang
An extremely short period of time: "If we could find [a merger in another city] that would work as well, we'd do it in a New York minute" (Jonathan Golden).

New York minute

n
chiefly informal US and Canadian a very short period of time; instant
[C20: from the supposedly fast pace of life in New York]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.New York minute - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)New York minute - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
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