in short order


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Related to in short order: hot under the collar, first off, defer to, same old same old, beyond reproach, to no avail, run errands

in short order

Quickly, efficiently, and without any delays. The repair shouldn't take long at all. We'll get you on the road in short order. Bob is the best trainer. He'll whip you into shape in short order.
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in short order

very quickly. I can straighten out this mess in short order. The maids came in and cleaned the place up in short order.
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in short order

Quickly, without delay, as in The children got ready in short order to go to the mall. [First half of 1800s]
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in short order

immediately; rapidly. chiefly North American
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in ˌshort ˈorder

quickly and without trouble: A decision will have to be made in short order if the new system is to be in place by September.
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And each time King was arrested, Pritchett freed him in short order, before the national press could turn him into a martyr.