a 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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YOUNGSTERS can learn to swim at Washington Leisure Centre this summer as the popular crash courses return.
This week, there are more than 100 children on week-long swimming crash courses organised by Coventry Sports Trust.
DRIVERS caught without seat belts are being given crash courses in road safety - strapped to a chair on wheels, pushed down a ramp and rammed into a buffer at 8mph.
Crash courses are being run at Ernesford Grange School and Community College this week.
MORE than 100 Coventry children have signed up for a week of crash courses in swimming.
The idea is to encourage parents to sign up their children for the trust's week-long swimming crash courses using a discount coupon in the Evening Telegraph.
They teach summer holiday crash courses which the Evening Telegraph and Coventry Sports Trust are encouraging parents to sign up for.
Parents who book their children on one of Coventry Sports Trust's week-long crash courses during August, using the voucher printed in the Evening Telegraph this week, will get pounds 1 off the normal price.
These include beginners swimming crash courses, a stroke improvers crash course, summer beach party, hockey and beginners' tennis.
Swimming crash courses are on offer until April 12, with two-hour lessons held at 8.
Newcastle Road Baths in Sunderland will run a swim fit camp and learn-to-swim crash course aimed at children aged six to 18.