in a New York minute

Definition of in a New York minute

US, informal

  1. :  in a very short period of time :  in an instant He was down the stairs in a New York minute.

Word by Word Definitions

newplay New
  1. :  having recently come into existence :  recent, modern

    :  having been seen, used, or known for a short time :  novel

    :  unfamiliar

  1. :  newly, recently

minuteplay
  1. :  the 60th part of an hour of time :  60 seconds

    :  the 60th part of a degree of angular measure

    :  the distance one can traverse in a minute

  1. :  to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. :  very small :  infinitesimal

    :  of small importance :  trifling

    :  marked by close attention to details


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