at a moment's/minute's notice

idiom

: 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.

Examples of at a moment's/minute's notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emergency officials said residents should be ready to leave at a moment's notice, while people with disabilities and those with large animals were advised to leave. Kenton Gewecke, ABC News, 3 Feb. 2024 The board comes with chalk and magnetic erasers that anyone can use at a moment's notice. Bradley Geiser, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Fruit-forward with a buzzy kick from ginger ale, this drink is refreshing, sweet, and simple enough to whip up at a moment's notice. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 17 Dec. 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below LBD J.Crew Collection Strapless Gwyneth Slip Dress $148 at J Crew OK, this is technically seasonless, but a good strapless slip dress is an excellent option to have on call for those occasions that require readiness at a moment's notice. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 31 Aug. 2023 Earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning, so following steps that prevent injuries from earthquakes allows residents to be ready at a moment's notice. Fernando Cervantes Jr., The Arizona Republic, 24 July 2023 These passengers typically have the ability to travel at a moment's notice and don't mind making stops. Rob Wile, NBC News, 13 July 2023 Van Damme hasn't just maintained his lean muscle all these years; he's also kept up his famous flexibility, as proven by his willingness to do the splits at a moment's notice: a skill he's demonstrated in a series of TV ads and most recently in the 2021 action flick The Last Mercenary. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 16 Nov. 2022 In addition to cooling a large room at a moment's notice, this workhorse tower fan is also an excellent air purifier. Heath Owens, Good Housekeeping, 5 July 2022 See More

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“At a moment's/minute's notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20a%20moment%27s%2Fminute%27s%20notice. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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