in a second

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in (just) a second

 and in (just) a minute
in a very short period of time. I'll be there in a second. I'll be with you in just a minute. I'm on the phone.
See also: second
References in classic literature ?
In a minute the faithful Jacques will escort Monsieur Tarzan into her presence without announcing him.
Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
In a minute or two the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth and yawned once or twice, and shook itself.
You will scream yourself to death in a minute, and I wish you would
Then, dashing off some algebraical formulae with marvelous facility, in a minute or two he declared the following result:
You'll have the goodness, if you please,' said Mrs Varden, loftily, 'to step upstairs and see if Dolly has finished dressing, and to tell her that the chair that was ordered for her will be here in a minute, and that if she keeps it waiting, I shall send it away that instant.
Crimsworth's gig turn into the yard, and in a minute or two he entered the counting-house.