hurry up and wait

idiom

Definition of hurry up and wait

US, informal
used to describe a situation in which one is forced to spend a lot of time waiting My father says that all he did in the army was hurry up and wait. sometimes used as a noun phrase Traveling often involves a lot of hurry up and wait.

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“Hurry up and wait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurry%20up%20and%20wait. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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