at short notice

Definition of at short notice

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

Word by Word Definitions

shortplay
  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

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

noticeplay
  1. :  warning or intimation of something :  announcement

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

    :  the condition of being warned or notified

  1. :  to give notice of

    :  to comment upon

    :  review


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