crash course

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a crash course

A quick yet thorough tutorial on some topic or process. I got a crash course in answering the phones before the receptionist went on vacation.
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crash course (in something)

a short and intense training course in something. I took a crash course in ballroom dancing so we wouldn't look stupid on the dance floor.
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crash course

A short, intensive training course, as in Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
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Ms Binay's decision to take the one-week course, however, has also been made a joke in Twitter minutes after news of her taking the crash course came out.
Then, I was hit with the realisation that I could make a complete fool out of myself, so I had to give myself a crash course on the basics.
CRASH COURSE Strictly winner Alesha MAESTRO Brendan and right with Alesha and Matthew
I'm having a crash course education in just how nasty these cancer cells can be," the Mirror quoted him as saying.
THE news report (April 15) that Goodwood has recambered the bend on the far loop of the course, brought back painful memories of a failed 'touch' on the Jeremy Hindley-trained Crash Course in the 1975 Goodwood Cup.
MORE than 600 priests took part in a crash course in confession at the Vatican this week in a bid to restore confidence in the practice.
Sister-in-law Virginia gave me a crash course in how to order and I opted for a grande, two shots, non fat, wet, cafe Americano.
CRASH COURSE "We were filming with this fake snow, which we called 'Smo.
FIVE-YEAR-OLD Declan Ruffley couldn't swim at all when he started his first crash course just over two weeks ago.
We kept Felicity out of high school for an extra semester and did (among other studies) a crash course on St.
The ACMA, who has no sailing experience, will go on a crash course to get his sea legs before helping to crew a yacht in a race around the Isle of Wight next month.
In Track 2, Career Development, sessions will include tips on creating a marketing department, a crash course on the entire design and construction process, a seminar on intra-firm communications, one-on-one opportunities with top A/E/C marketing experts, comparisons between marketing and business development and strategies for measuring and achieving a successful career.
Sebastian decides to pass himself off as a new student (this involves a haircut, new clothes, a crash course in modern English, and ingenious deception) and see for himself.
The posters are so colorful, and the trailers are so dynamic; together they offer a wildly entertaining crash course in queer film history.