at short notice


: immediately after one has been told about something
She had to leave on a business trip at (very) short notice.

Examples of at short notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The World Health Organization has a list of potential candidate vaccines for various subtypes of H5N1 that could be mass produced at short notice. David Cox, WIRED, 11 Apr. 2024 The Saudis can also ramp up output at short notice, to more than 12 million barrels a day, if the world needs it—something no other country can do. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2024 Many were forced to flee Russia at short notice, leaving behind possessions and a sense of purpose provided by their work. Tomas Dapkus, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 William was due to give a reading at the memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece on Feb. 27 but canceled at short notice. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2024 Experienced pilots have a specialized skill set that requires years to develop and is hard to find at short notice. Maria Aspan, Fortune, 15 Dec. 2023 Don't allow this guy at short notice to catch you off guard and give you anything unexpected. Frederick Daso, Forbes, 6 July 2021 While national restrictions have eased, India has instituted local lockdowns, often at short notice, as cases increase. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2020 So there are specialist firms that allow corporations to gain access to large amounts of Bitcoin at short notice to be able to make those payments. CBS News, 4 Aug. 2021

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“At short notice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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