in a New York minute

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in a New York minute

US, informal
: in a very short period of time : in an instant
  • He was down the stairs in a New York minute.

Word by Word Definitions

new play
  1. : having recently come into existence : recent, modern

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

  3. : unfamiliar

  1. : newly, recently

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

  2. : the 60th part of a degree of angular measure

  3. : the distance one can traverse in a minute

  1. : to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. : very small : infinitesimal

  2. : of small importance : trifling

  3. : marked by close attention to details


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