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in a New York minute

Right away; immediately; very quickly. A reference to the notion that things happen at a more rapid pace in New York City. I'd quit my job in a New York minute if I ever won the lottery.
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a New York minute

A very short amount of time. Typically used to indicate that something will happen immediately or very quickly. A reference to the notion that things happen at a more rapid pace in New York City. I'd quit my job in a New York minute if I ever won the lottery.
See also: minute, new, York

york

1. verb To vomit. When I had the flu, I spent most of the time yorking and couldn't eat for days.
2. noun Vomit. After I came home to a pile of york on the floor for the third day in a row, I decided to take the dog to the vet.

a New York minute

a very short time; a moment. US informal
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a New York ˈminute

(American English) a very short period of time; very quickly: Everything can change in a New York minute.I loved the hotel and would stay there again in a New York minute!
This may refer to the idea that everything and everybody moves quickly in New York.
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in a New York minute

and INYM
phr. & comp. abb. almost instantly. I’d do it INYM.
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New York’s finest

n. a New York City police officer. Three of New York’s finest were standing there at my door with my lost dog.
See also: fin, new

york

(jork)
1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. He ate the stuff, then went straight out and yorked.
2. n. vomit. Hey, Jimmy! Come out in the snow and see the frozen york!
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He was one of "us Englysshemen," and the statement could indeed be his own mea culpa, his acceptance of blame for being on one side and then the other, for having been first a Yorkist and then a Lancastrian.
The sole surviving Lancastrian claimants after the bloodbaths of Barnet (April 1471) and Tewkesbury (May 1471), both Henry Tudor and Jasper were lucky to escape with their lives into exile in Brittany from the Yorkist siege of Pembroke Castle.
To the south they faced the Yorkist army under Edward, his brother, later Richard III, and the Duke ofClarence.
Yorkist jumped the penultimate flight with a big advantage which stretched to 10 lengths by the line.
By 1458 he was yesterday's man, supplanted by his son as the leader of his family's interest, by then clearly the dynamic element in the Yorkist camp.
It shouldn't be long before YORKIST opens his account.
He died, not for his imitation of a Yorkist prince, but because of a plot to overthrow Henry VII.
That the burial site of this Yorkist king was determined by where he died from battle wounds makes the importance of adhering to his own wishes for his final resting place most important.
He told Andrew his daughters would not be required to represent the Queen and sacked their bodyguards - a fair epitaph to Yorkist pretension.
We Brits congratulate ourselves on our respect for the dead, so the plan to rebury Richard (known as 'Little Dickon' to his Yorkist family) must be rethought.
History: Nigel Cripps at the tomb of Yorkist supporters Elizabeth Clodshale and Sir Ralph Arden in Aston Church.
He was the last Yorkist king and I think it is only right that he should be interred in the city.
The design of the raised stone tomb for the last Yorkist king which - failing a legal challenge by a group of his distant relatives - is to be installed at Leicester Cathedral has caused a row among the ranks of the society who campaigned to find the location of his forgotten grave.
Set in a cast-iron Yorkist range (which had to be black-leaded - the only job which my mother really hated), it had a built-in oven at one side and a lidded container at the other containing a small quantity of heated water (although this was subsequently replaced by a fireback boiler, supplying more - but still limited - hot water.