in the interest of saving time

in the interest of (saving) time

In order to accomplish, improve, or advance something expeditiously. In the interest of time, let's skip the usual formalities and get right down to the purpose of today's meeting. Let's just stop at McDonald's on the way home, in the interest of saving time.
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in the interest of saving time

in order to hurry things along; in order to save time. Mary: In the interest of saving time, I'd like to save questions for the end of my talk. Bill: But I have an important question now! "In the interest of saving time," said Jane, "I'll give you the first three answers."
See also: interest, of, saving, time
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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