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in a New York minute

very quickly I would sell that car in a New York minute if the right offer came along.
Etymology: based on the idea that everything happens more quickly in New York City
See also: minute, new, York

in a New York minute

and INYM
phr. & comp. abb. almost instantly. I’d do it INYM.
See also: minute, new, York

New York’s finest

n. a New York City police officer. Three of New York’s finest were standing there at my door with my lost dog.
See also: fin, new


1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. He ate the stuff, then went straight out and yorked.
2. n. vomit. Hey, Jimmy! Come out in the snow and see the frozen york!
References in classic literature ?
More and more were demanded, until to-day there are more telephones in New York than there are in the four countries, France, Belgium, Holland, and Switzerland combined.
In 1879 the New York telephone directory was a small card, showing two hundred and fifty-two names; but now it has grown to be an eight-hundred-page quarterly, with a circulation of half a million, and requiring twenty drays, forty horses, and four hundred men to do the work of distribution.
The myriad wires of this New York system are tingling with talk every minute of the day and night.
The 'Whale' is only half through the press; for, wearied with the long delays of the printers, and disgusted with the heat and dust of the Babylonish brick-kiln of New York, I came back to the country to feel the grass, and end the book reclining on it, if I may.
Smith's volume on the Berkshire Hills, these gentlemen, both reserved in nature, though near neighbours and often in the same company, were inclined to be shy of each other, partly, perhaps, through the knowledge that Melville had written a very appreciative review of 'Mosses from an Old Manse' for the New York Literary World, edited by their mutual friends, the Duyckincks.
As his four children grew up he found it necessary to obtain for them better facilities for study than the village school afforded; and so, several years after, the household was broken up, and he removed with his wife and children to the New York house that was afterwards his home.
The great proprietor resident on his lands, and giving his name to instead of receiving it from his estates as in Europe, is common over the whole of New York.
In the roar of New York Dunsterville had suddenly become very dear to her, and she found in Eddy a sympathetic soul to whom she could open her heart.
And if you--er--quarrelled with him you might find it hard--what I mean is, it's not so easy to pick up jobs in New York, I shouldn't like to think of you, Mary,' he added, tenderly, 'hunting for a job--tired--perhaps hungry--'
She had believed so thoroughly that his love for her had vanished with his shyness and awkwardness in the struggle for success in New York.
Sillerton Jackson carried between his narrow hollow temples, and under his soft thatch of silver hair, a register of most of the scandals and mysteries that had smouldered under the unruffled surface of New York society within the last fifty years.
To the normal high-strung energy of New York streets was added a touch of war-fever.
Critics of the American character are disposed to consider--that up to the actual impact of the German attack the people of New York dealt altogether too much with the war as if it was a political demonstration.
By the way, as you're going to New York you might as well use my flat.
He made his way to Cockspur Street to buy his ticket for New York.