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in a hurry

Definition of in a hurry in English:

1Rushed; in a rushed manner: the city offers fast food if you’re in a hurry
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  • He advised farmers to avoid rushing into planting in a hurry and doing bad work as a result.
  • His enjoyment didn't last as he was in a hurry and hated to rush.
  • He paused and he seemed like he was in a hurry so he rushed out.
1.1Eager to get a thing done quickly: no one seemed in a hurry for the results
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  • Believe me, I am eager to finish it in a hurry, and to do so I have taken a couple of days off from the laboratory (this is also a secret).
  • It is my understanding that the software will remain valid - which is why everyone is in a hurry to buy a copy before February 27th.
  • However, at lunch, those serving food were in a hurry to finish off the job quickly.
1.2 [usually with negative] informal Easily; readily: an experience you won’t forget in a hurry
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  • It was a remarkable moment; not one you'll forget in a hurry.
  • That was scary, and not something you forget in a hurry.
  • It's certainly not going to be a year that I forget in a hurry.
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