pressed for time


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pressed for time

Having a small or limited amount of time available; in a hurry. I'm sorry, I can't chat for long. I need to go pick up the kids, and I'm a bit pressed for time. Don't plan an elaborate meal if you're pressed for time; we can just order a pizza instead.
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*pressed for time

 and *pushed for time
Fig. needing time; in a hurry. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~; Seem ~.) If I weren't so pressed for time, I could help you. I can't talk to you. I'm too pushed for time. Can't talk to you now. I'm pressed for time.
See also: press, time

pressed for time

In a hurry, as in How long will it take? I'm really pressed for time. This idiom uses press in the sense of "subject to pressure," a usage dating from the late 1600s.
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pressed for time

In a hurry; under time pressure.
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If you're pressed for time, make the peanut butter balls (they take only minutes) and refrigerate, covered, until hardened, then dip in chocolate later in the day or evening.
So pressed for time was the company that the insert-booklet, printed in advance, gives only predicted durations of each movement; being pressed for time is probably the reason that quality-control never got round to checking my copy, where the jewel-case spigots are too big for the hole at the centre of the disc; but being pressed for time also means that the insert-notes make no mention of the actual momentous occasion itself, with its significance for the world of music at large.
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We get low reimbursement rates and we're so pressed for time.
You can spot drivers who are pressed for time by their tailgating and frequent lane-changing.
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Especially if doctors are pressed for time, they are often forced to make decisions based on inadequate data -- such as the radiology images alone without the radiologist's medical interpretation.
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We know our guests are often pressed for time, particularly around the holidays," said Carolyn O'Keefe, chief marketing officer of IHOP.
NBC, pressed for time, called The Bart the winner and wrapped up its race broadcast, a network error unsurpassed until the 2000 presidential election.