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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Imran is in great haste in staging sit ins because he has to go abroad to enjoy vacations, Information minister held.
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.
Miriam Cahn's works on paper, in which she uses either charcoal or colored chalk, often seem to have been made in great haste.