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make haste

To move, speak, or act quickly, especially when one was being too slow before. Often said as a command. We'll need to make haste if we're going to catch that train! Make haste, Jonathan, I need that report ASAP!
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make haste

Also, make it snappy. Hurry up, move or act quickly, as in If you don't make haste we'll be late, or Make it snappy, kids. The first expression was first recorded in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Bible (Psalms 39:13): "Make haste, O Lord, to help me." The variant dates from the early 1900s and uses snappy in the sense of "resembling a sudden jerk." The oxymoron make haste slowly, dating from the mid-1700s, is a translation of the Latin festina lente. It is used either ironically, to slow someone down (as in You'll do better if you make haste slowly), or to comment sarcastically on a lack of progress (as in So far the committee has been making haste slowly).
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make haste

To move or act swiftly; hurry.
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The stage's upper area was used as Juliet's balcony in 2.2, and later, in a brilliant piece of dual staging, a potion-swilling Juliet lay downstairs in her bed, which had been pushed through the double hung doors (as in an Elizabethan use of the discovery space), as her father was seen above "making haste" for the nuptials.
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After stopping in a parking lot one day and exiting my truck, I noticed a very plump grass snake making haste on the ground right beneath my door.
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You making haste haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it stubbornly long or suddenly A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains: shine, perishing republic.