a tearing hurry

a tearing hurry

An extremely fast, hurried pace. He flew out of the office in a tearing hurry, so I never got to ask him about the software update. Sorry for being so brusque yesterday—I was running late for my daughter's recital and was in a tearing hurry.
See also: hurry, tearing

(be in) a tearing ˈhurry/ˈrush

(especially British English) (be) in a very great hurry: I was late for a meeting and in a tearing hurry.
See also: hurry, rush, tearing