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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


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.

New York's finest

A police officer, or the police in general, in New York City. Can either be used sincerely or sarcastically. It took nearly four hours before New York's finest showed up after I called in the burglary. This parade is in honor of New York's finest, who risk their lives every day to help keep our city safe.
See also: fin, new

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


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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Field's earlier arguments that Malory's statement was ambiguous, that it could apply to those who rebelled against Edward IV as well as those who rebelled against Henry VI, and it was a statement that would have been likely to offend neither Lancastrian nor Yorkist. And thinking at that time that Malory was probably in prison for political reasons, I agreed too with Field's belief that Malory would have included himself in that group of the fickle.
Yorkist jumped the penultimate flight with a big advantage which stretched to 10 lengths by the line.
To the south they faced the Yorkist army under Edward, his brother, later Richard III, and the Duke ofClarence.
From then on she repeatedly used the relative political immunity of her sex and her apparent vulnerability as a mother to work for the Yorkist cause.
They subsequently supported a Yorkist pretender to the throne, and signed treaties with the kings of Spain and France.
She argues that Bokenham's Legends, with its "gallery of powerful, articulate women," was a modest but explicit contribution to Yorkist aspirations based on a lineage that descended at several points through women.
It shouldn't be long before YORKIST opens his account.
"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 died, not for his imitation of a Yorkist prince, but because of a plot to overthrow Henry VII.
LUDLOW: 1.10 Mountain King, 1.40 Marju King, 2.10 Rydalis, 2.40 Mini Muck, 3.10 Lord Of House, 3.40 Forgivienne, 4.10 Onenightinvienna MARKET RASEN: 1.30 Arthur's Oak, 2.00 Yorkist, 2.30 Joanne One, 3.00 Firth Of The Clyde, 3.30 Plum Pudidng, 4.00 Trozulon WINCANTON: 1.20 Weather Babe, 1.50 Mic's Delight, 2.20 Samstown, 2.50 Poet, 3.20 Toby Lerone, 3.50 Baltimore Rock, 4.20 Vieux Lion Rouge WOLVERHAMPTON: 4.30 The Dandy Yank, 5.00 Dodina, 5.30 Wild Desert, 6.00 Belle Peinture, 6.30 Matraash, 7.00 DOLDRUMS (NAP), 7.30 Chez Vrony
He told Andrew his daughters would not be required to represent the Queen and sacked their bodyguards - a fair epitaph to Yorkist pretension.
The plans for the proposed HS2 railway line from London to the Midlands reveal that it will ravage the site of the Battle of Edgcote, July 1469, when Welsh forces under the command of the Earl of Pembroke faced rebels from the North of England trying to depose the Yorkist King Edward IV in favour of the Earl of Warwick, the "King Maker".
As contemporary poet Guto'r Glyn (a Yorkist soldier, oddly enough, so no Tudor propagandist) testifies: "Lladd y baedd, eilliodd ei ben" ("He slew the boar, shaved his head") - the boar was Richard's symbol.