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crash course (in something)

a short and intense training course in something. I took a crash course in ballroom dancing so we wouldn't look stupid on the dance floor.
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crash course

A short, intensive training course, as in Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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Ms Binay's decision to take the one-week course, however, has also been made a joke in Twitter minutes after news of her taking the crash course came out.
With about a mile and a half to go, Crash Course - lobbing along in rear - suddenly lost his footing on the reverse camber, firing jockey Tony Kimberley into the turf, with the result that many pension planners had no alternative but to reconsider their immediate futures.
The crash course turned into just that when Virginia picked up a coffee pot from a sales shelf, turned it over to look at the price and the glass top smashed on the floor.
The book includes a crash course in flower-buying for men, how to obtain the most exotic and eco-friendly blossoms, designing the perfect bouquet and easy ways to make your bouquet last longer.
CRASH COURSE "We were filming with this fake snow, which we called 'Smo.
FIVE-YEAR-OLD Declan Ruffley couldn't swim at all when he started his first crash course just over two weeks ago.
We kept Felicity out of high school for an extra semester and did (among other studies) a crash course on St.
The ACMA, who has no sailing experience, will go on a crash course to get his sea legs before helping to crew a yacht in a race around the Isle of Wight next month.
In Track 2, Career Development, sessions will include tips on creating a marketing department, a crash course on the entire design and construction process, a seminar on intra-firm communications, one-on-one opportunities with top A/E/C marketing experts, comparisons between marketing and business development and strategies for measuring and achieving a successful career.
Sebastian decides to pass himself off as a new student (this involves a haircut, new clothes, a crash course in modern English, and ingenious deception) and see for himself.
The posters are so colorful, and the trailers are so dynamic; together they offer a wildly entertaining crash course in queer film history.
Naturally the course has evolved over the years to encompass globalization and the many changes in the acquisition process brought about by acquisition reform, but the original intent remains remarkably the same: give busy senior executives a crash course in acquisition, make it relevant, and make it intensive.
And Smirnoff and Joy of Decks are giving one lucky winner the chance to learn how to DJ at the country's best studio with a special weekend crash course.
Every other year UCIP sponsors this monthlong study tour for young Catholic journalists as a crash course in one region of the world.
The book could prove useful to the entry-level practitioner who knows little or nothing about the art of publicity and, perhaps, to the strategic communicator in search of a much-needed crash course in PR 101.