at a moment's/minute's notice

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of at a moment's/minute's notice

: immediately after one has been told about something
  • They're prepared to help us at a moment's notice.
  • They can be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Word by Word Definitions

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time

minute play
  1. : the 60th part of an hour of time : 60 seconds

  2. : the 60th part of a degree of angular measure

  3. : the distance one can traverse in a minute

  1. : to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. : very small : infinitesimal

  2. : of small importance : trifling

  3. : marked by close attention to details

notice play
  1. : warning or intimation of something : announcement

  2. : the announcement of a party's intention to quit an agreement or relation at a specified time

  3. : the condition of being warned or notified

  1. : to give notice of

  2. : to comment upon

  3. : review


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