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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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mod. serious; heavy. Oh, wow! Now that’s what I call intense!
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Though Wordsworth's gloss on the poem emphasizes the "moment when the intenseness of his mind is beginning to remit," the poetic lines obscure that lapse.
She hates him with an intensive intenseness and yet I think he's cute.
One of the big things coach Pettibone instilled in me was the recruiting process, and the work ethic that it takes to recruit, and the other factors, as far as trying to get a team ready every week, coming off a couple of lean years, and the intenseness of the rivalry with Oregon," Hoke said.
Some idea of the intenseness of the combat on Iwo Jima might be realized when you know that of 27 Medals of Honor awarded to Marines and sailors, 13 were given posthumously.
I still play pool because I can forget the intenseness of snooker.