at short notice

Definition of at short notice

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

Word by Word Definitions

short play
  1. : having little length

  2. : not tall or high : low

  3. : not extended in time : brief

  1. : in a curt manner

  2. : for or during a brief time

  3. : at a disadvantage : unawares

  1. : the sum and substance : upshot

  2. : a short syllable

  3. : a short sound or signal

  1. : short-circuit

  2. : shortchange, cheat

  3. : to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices

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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