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in a New York minute

Straight away; immediately; very quickly. Don't worry, we'll be there in a New York minute. I'd quit my job in a New York minute if I ever won the lottery.
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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


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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One reason for his not wanting to remember them might be the uncertain allegiance of the Duke of Norfolk, who had at various times supported and distanced himself from the Yorkist cause.
Battle of Tewkesbury During the War of the Roses the Yorkists and Lancastrians fought in a field at the rear of the Abbey (a must for battle buffs).
Henry's relinquishment of military victory to the will of God stands in stark contrast to the Yorkist will to power.
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.
It shouldn't be long before YORKIST opens his account.
The historical epic, set during the Wars of the Roses, follows an amoral band of battlefield looters from the grim certainties of civil war into the uncertainty of peace that follows the Yorkist victory at Tewkesbury.
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.
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.
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.
Historians argued at the inquiry that the Battle of Tewkesbury, in which Lancastrian resurgents under exiled Queen Margaret were defeated by Yorkist King Edward IV, was a turning point in English history, leading to fundamental changes in monarchy and government.
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.
It was the defence of the castle and town from Yorkist troops which inspired the song Men Of Harlech.
It begins with the events that saw the Tudors seize power from the Yorkist house, headed by Richard III - until the fateful Battle of Bosworth.
It was the scene of dreadful carnage when on May 4, 1471, Margaret of Anjou, the wife of the deposed Lancastrian Henry VI, tried to wrest the crown back from the upstart Yorkist Edward IV and free her husband from custody.