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in one hell of a hurry

Extremely rushed. You must be in one hell of a hurry, driving that fast! Look, I'm in one hell of a hurry, so I can't chat right now!
See also: hell, hurry, of, one

hurry up and (do something)

To do something quickly. Typically used as an imperative. Hurry up and get dressed before everyone gets here. She'd better hurry up and submit her application if she doesn't want to miss the deadline.
See also: and, hurry, up

hurry up and wait

To quickly take some action, only to be halted at the next step in the process. If you're going to fly, be prepared to hurry up and wait—those security lines take forever to get through. Why do all these people rush out of the stadium before the game is over? They're just going to hurry up and wait in the parking lot.
See also: and, hurry, up, wait

(one) won't (do something) again in a hurry

One had a very unenjoyable or difficult experience with something and does not plan to do it again. That Mexican food gave me a horrible stomach ache. I won't eat such spicy food again in a hurry, that's for sure! Tom broke his leg after trying to hold onto a car while skateboarding. I guess he won't do that again in a hurry.
See also: again, hurry

(one) won't be (doing something) again in a hurry

One had a very unenjoyable or difficult experience with something and does not plan to do it again. That Mexican food gave me a horrible stomach ache. I won't be eating such spicy food again in a hurry, that's for sure! Tom broke his leg after trying to hold onto a car while skateboarding. I guess he won't be doing that again in a hurry.
See also: again, hurry

in a hurry

1. adjective Having very little time (to do something or be somewhere); very busy or rushed. Sorry, I'm in a hurry. Could we do this interview tomorrow? I wanted to ask my professor about the exam, but I could see she was in a hurry.
2. adverb Very quickly, especially more so than is normal. The car left the scene of the crime in a hurry. He grabbed the package and then walked out of the office in a hurry.
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in a hurry to do something

1. Trying to do something very quickly. We were in a hurry to get the project done before the Christmas vacation.
2. Very eager or impatient to do something. I don't understand why my kids are in such a hurry to be adults—all I want to do is be a kid again! Why are you in such a hurry to see this movie?
See also: hurry, something

in no hurry

1. Having an ample amount of time (to do something or be somewhere); not at all busy or rushed. We can do the interview now, if you prefer. I'm in no rush. I'm in no hurry, so I don't mind if you go first.
2. Not particularly eager, willing, or desiring. Usually followed by "to (do something)." Please make sure the accounts are completely in order. I'm in no hurry to have the IRS do an audit on us right now. I don't mind staying home with the kids. I'm really in no hurry to go to the gym tonight, if I'm honest.
See also: hurry, no

not in a/any hurry

1. Having an ample amount of time (to do something or be somewhere); not at all busy or rushed. We can do the interview now, if you prefer. I'm not in a hurry. I'm in not in any hurry, so I don't mind if you go first.
2. Not particularly eager, willing, or desiring. Usually followed by "to (do something)." Please make sure the accounts are completely in order. I'm not in a hurry to have the IRS do an audit on us right now. I don't mind staying home with the kids. I'm not really in any hurry to go to the gym tonight, if I'm honest.
See also: any, hurry, not

a tearing rush

An extremely fast, hurried pace. He flew out of the office in a tearing rush, so I never got to ask him about the software update. Sorry for being so brusque yesterday—I was running late for my daughter's recital and was in a tearing rush.
See also: rush, tearing

a tearing hurry

An extremely fast, hurried pace. He flew out of the office in a tearing hurry, so I never got to ask him about the software update. Sorry for being so brusque yesterday—I was running late for my daughter's recital and was in a tearing hurry.
See also: hurry, tearing

get a hurry on

 and get a move on
to start to hurry. We are going to leave in five minutes, Jane. Get a hurry on! Mary! Get a move on! We can't wait all day.
See also: get, hurry, on

Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

Rur. It is time for you to go. (Jocular.) I hate to rush you out the door, but here's your hat, what's your hurry? Jane: I suppose I'd better be on my way. Charlie: Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

hurry away

 and hurry off
to leave in a hurry. I have to hurry away. Excuse me, please. It's an emergency. Don't hurry off. I need to talk to you.
See also: away, hurry

hurry back (to someone or something)

to return to someone or something immediately or as fast as possible. Oh, please hurry back to me as soon as you can. Hurry back!
See also: back, hurry

hurry down (to somewhere)

to descend rapidly. We need you down here in the basement. Hurry down. Please hurry down to the kitchen and help us.
See also: down, hurry

hurry one on one's way

to help someone to hasten on. Mary hurried Joel on his way so he could catch his train. There is no need to hurry me on my way. I am leaving.
See also: hurry, on, one, way

hurry someone or something along

to make someone or something go faster. Go hurry your mother along. We're almost late. Why don't you hurry the meeting along?
See also: hurry

hurry someone or something in (to something)

to make someone or something go into something fast. She hurried the chickens into the coop and closed the door on them for the night. It was beginning to rain, so Jerry hurried the children in.
See also: hurry

hurry someone or something up

to make someone or something go or work faster. Please hurry them all up. We are expecting to have dinner very soon. See if you can hurry this project up a little.
See also: hurry, up

hurry up

 and hurry on
to move faster. Hurry up! You're going to be late. Please hurry on. We have a lot to do today.
See also: hurry, up

hurry up and wait

Fig. to do some things in a series fast and then have to wait a long time to do the next things in the series. (Originally military.) That's all we ever do. Rush to stand in line somewhere. We just hurry up and wait all day long. Hurry up and wait! That's the army for you.
See also: and, hurry, up, wait

hurry up and wait

Move quickly and then have to wait for something or someone. For example, We did our share in good time, but the others were several days behind so we couldn't finish-it was another case of hurry up and wait . This expression dates from the 1940s and probably originated in the armed services.
See also: and, hurry, up, wait

in a ˈhurry


1 very quickly or more quickly than usual: He had to leave in a hurry.
2 not having enough time to do something: Sorry, I haven’t got time to do it now — I’m in a hurry.
See also: hurry

in a ˈhurry to do something

impatient to do something: My daughter is in such a hurry to grow up.
See also: hurry, something

in no ˈhurry (to do something)

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not in a/any ˈhurry (to do something)


1 having plenty of time: I don’t mind waiting — I’m not in any particular hurry.Serve this lady first — I’m in no hurry.
2 not wanting or not willing to do something: We were in no hurry to get back to work after the holidays.
See also: hurry, no

I, he, etc. won’t do something again in a ˈhurry

(spoken) used to say that somebody does not want to do something again because it was not enjoyable: I won’t be going there again in a hurry — the food was terrible.
See also: again, hurry, something

(be in) a tearing ˈhurry/ˈrush

(especially British English) (be) in a very great hurry: I was late for a meeting and in a tearing hurry.
See also: hurry, rush, tearing

hurry up

v.
1. To move more quickly: Hurry up or you'll miss the bus! I hurried up and finished the test.
2. To make someone move or something happen more quickly: The coach hurried up the team. The babysitter hurried the children up and took them to school.
See also: hurry, up

hurry up and wait

in. to be alternately rushed and delayed in a hectic situation. (Often with the force of a modifier.) It’s always hurry up and wait around here.
See also: and, hurry, up, wait
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