in a hurry


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in a hurry

1. adjective Having very little time (to do something or be somewhere); very busy or rushed. Sorry, I'm in a hurry. Could we do this interview tomorrow? I wanted to ask my professor about the exam, but I could see she was in a hurry.
2. adverb Very quickly, especially more so than is normal. The car left the scene of the crime in a hurry. He grabbed the package and then walked out of the office in a hurry.
See also: hurry

in a ˈhurry


1 very quickly or more quickly than usual: He had to leave in a hurry.
2 not having enough time to do something: Sorry, I haven’t got time to do it now — I’m in a hurry.
See also: hurry
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I had moved to the Lower East Side in the late 1950s attracted, like other Black artists and intellectuals, by the cheap rent of a community in transition from a Jewish ghetto to a largely Puerto Rican community which the landlords were in a hurry to turn into a slum.
Later, my friend says the agent followed and stopped two young Latino men for questioning, although they had been going up the escalator in a hurry, she says, and had not appeared at all nervous.