a New York minute

a New York minute

A very short amount of time. Typically used to indicate that something will happen immediately or very quickly. A reference to the notion that things happen at a more rapid pace in New York City. I'd quit my job in a New York minute if I ever won the lottery.
See also: minute, new, York

a New York minute

a very short time; a moment. US informal
See also: minute, new, York

a New York ˈminute

(American English) a very short period of time; very quickly: Everything can change in a New York minute.I loved the hotel and would stay there again in a New York minute!
This may refer to the idea that everything and everybody moves quickly in New York.
See also: minute, new, York