I need it yesterday

need (something) yesterday

To need, require, or desire something very urgently or as soon as possible. James, I need those expense reports yesterday! We can't start the meeting without them! I had a look at your car. Its engine needs a total overhaul, like, yesterday.
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I need it yesterday.

Inf. an answer to the question "When do you need this?" (Indicates that the need is urgent.) Bob: When do you need that urgent survey? Bill: I need it yesterday. Mary: Where's the Wilson contract? Sue: Do you need it now? Mary: I need it yesterday! Where is it?
See also: need, yesterday