pushed for time

pushed for time

Having a small or limited amount of time available; to be 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 pushed for time. Don't plan an elaborate meal if you're pushed for time. We can just order a pizza instead.
See also: push, time
References in classic literature ?
"Very likely," said Percerin; "I am nearly always pushed for time."
"I was saying," said the intruder, without attending to the interrogatives, - "I was saying that I am not at all pushed for time - that the business upon which I took the liberty of calling, is of no pressing importance - in short, that I can very well wait until you have finished your Exposition."
A spokesman said: "Modern life is incredibly busy and fun things like hobbies are one of the first things to be dropped when we're pushed for time." What we spend on hobbies: DIY PS797.82; gardening PS739.88; cooking PS627.59; gym PS439.51; football PS427.14; crafts PS353.55; video gaming PS332.16; golf PS319.04; cycling PS306.64; playing a musical instrument PS261.09; fishing PS176.40; running PS145.06; swimming PS190.58; tennis PS156.16; yoga PS132.69; walking PS201.09.
She added: "The referee forgot his coin and in that moment, in a TV game, he was really pushed for time, it was a moment of madness.
"I was pushed for time so I bought that on the 13th, the day before Valentine's day."
"Many of the challenges for the industry - recruiting younger farmers and making sure that lamb is appealing to young consumers who are pushed for time - are the same the world over.
I usually arrive fresh from the school run harassed and pushed for time, so being welcomed with a smile and a chilled glass of prosecco helps to calm me down.
The company has introduced tasty snacking options that also ensure you get the nutrients you need, no matter how pushed for time you are.
It also contains ironic good news for those of us who feel basically secure, moneywise, but horribly pushed for time.
I find YouTube advertisements extremely frustrating when I am pushed for time, or when I want to show something to a class, and have often just decided not to bother showing a video if there is a 20 second advertisement tagged on the beginning.
"The bin collectors are already pushed for time without having more work put on them."
Let's just agree they were a bit pushed for time last week because of the Brit Awards, OK?
Carers are often pushed for time on errands so being able to park nearby will encourage them to shop local.
And if you really are pushed for time, they offer a style that can be done in just 15 minutes.