In the space of an hour - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
in the space of (an amount of time) (redirected from in the space of an hour)
in the space of (an amount of time)
During a certain period or length of time. Usually used to emphasize that the amount of time is quite small, relative to what is being done. In the space of just a few hours, I've been fired, dumped, and evicted. I don't think things could get any worse. I traveled the entire length of the west coast in the space of two days.
in the space of a ˈminute, an ˈhour, a ˈmorning, etc. during the period of a minute, an hour, etc: I went from Glasgow to Edinburgh twelve times in the space of a few days.
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TWO brothers who burgled an 88-year-old's home after two botched attempts in the space of an hour
were jailed for two years yesterday.