in great haste

in great haste

very fast; in a big hurry. John always did his homework in great haste. Why not take time and do it right? Don't do everything in great haste.
See also: great, haste
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We left this kingdom in great haste, and, after some days, came to another, where we were astonished to perceive myriads of monstrous animals with horns resembling scythes upon their heads.
Ginger was saddled and sent off in great haste for Lord George, and I soon heard the carriage roll out of the yard.
So, soon after there came one on horseback, and knocked at the gate in great haste.
Of that we have no good reason to doubt, though it must be admitted the matter has been arranged in great haste.
A WIZARD, sitting in the marketplace, was telling the fortunes of the passers-by when a person ran up in great haste, and announced to him that the doors of his house had been broken open and that all his goods were being stolen.
Then -- the morning light still waxing stronger -- old patriarchs would rise up in great haste, each in his flannel gown, and matronly dames, without pausing to put off their night-gear.
In the coarse familiarity of their approach, and the effrontery of their inquisitiveness (which they are in great haste to assert, as if they panted to revenge themselves upon the decent old restraints of home), they surpass any native specimens that came within my range of observation: and I often grew so patriotic when I saw and heard them, that I would cheerfully have submitted to a reasonable fine, if I could have given any other country in the whole world, the honour of claiming them for its children.
Mr Nickleby,' said Squeers, in great haste, 'catch hold of that basket.
Imran is in great haste in staging sit ins because he has to go abroad to enjoy vacations, Information minister held.
Those determined to use the more compact site seem to be in great haste to have it passed before we have time to decide what's best.
Frustrated, Bonehead and Clumsy departed in great haste.
The "John Doe" loophole, however, clearly demonstrates the need for future debate on the Patriot Act, which was passed in great haste in a time of great stress.
The scientists, working in great haste and total secrecy, first transferred hundreds of tons of anthrax bacteria--enough to destroy the world's people many times over--into giant stainless-steel canisters.
It's also known as the Festival of the Unleavened Bread because the Israelites left Egypt in great haste and were unable to let their breads rise.