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a tearing hurry

An extremely fast, hurried pace. He flew out of the office in a tearing hurry, so I never got to ask him about the software update. Sorry for being so brusque yesterday—I was running late for my daughter's recital and was in a tearing hurry.
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a tearing rush

An extremely fast, hurried pace. He flew out of the office in a tearing rush, so I never got to ask him about the software update. Sorry for being so brusque yesterday—I was running late for my daughter's recital and was in a tearing rush.
See also: rush, tearing

(be in) a tearing ˈhurry/ˈrush

(especially British English) (be) in a very great hurry: I was late for a meeting and in a tearing hurry.
See also: hurry, rush, tearing
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Kharge said the government seemed "to be worried about something and in a tearing hurry to dispose a man from his office, an irrational decision was taken" to transfer Verma as DG Fire Services "even after his superannuation."
The reason for this tearing hurry is apparently the most worrisome message the BJP got from the five states which went to the polls recently.
However, Rajinikanth made it clear that he was not in a tearing hurry. Asked about the 'Me Too' movement, he said it was a good one, but cautioned against its misuse.
As one workshop group put it the next day: "A city in a tearing hurry, addicted to instant success, biggest, first, pragmatic, profitable, confusing, incoherent and monotone."
No wonder then developers are not in a tearing hurry to hand over.
With atleast 14 of the 15 members of the Indian team more or less known, the Indian officials are in no tearing hurry. " Tell me one thing, if we name the squad, say for example on May 5, will ICC bar us from participation.
Prosecutor Andrew Perry said police had been contacted by a car driver with dashcam footage of another motorist who appeared to be in a "tearing hurry." The footage showed a VW Passatt estate overtaking on the A470 near Cross Foxes, Dolgellau.
It is a risky situation and can lead to an accident if such a motorist is in a tearing hurry. What makes the situation more precarious is the fact that there is a signal at just this corner, so drivers trying to beat the red light are very likely to hit a pedestrian who is not on the pavement.
We are exploring various options, but we are not in a tearing hurry to innovate; there is still a big job to be done in further opening up the noodle market here; there is still a huge opportunity.
Charlton probably isn't in a tearing hurry to take on the winner again and may look to run Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on the same day as the Ispahan.
The tearing hurry that we all are in, is percolating down to teaching and learning.
I started to splutter out: "You're doing brilliantly out there..." when another player ran in and said: "Hurry up Paul, they're about to start playing again!" O ran Collingwood out of the gents', zipping himself in a tearing hurry with some further unnecessary words of encouragement from me ringing in his ears.
So please note: If you are in a tearing hurry, Indigo can wait till you have had a relaxed evening to indulge gloriously.
Seema SenguptaThese days, India seems to be in a tearing hurry to throw constitutional propriety to the winds.
Again, one for those in a tearing hurry to rush to a meeting, press ctrl + shift twice in quick succession, and the machine logs off.