in a heartbeat

idiom

US, informal
: in a very brief time : without any delay or hesitation
Even though the job was difficult, he says he'd agree to do it again in a heartbeat.

Examples of in a heartbeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Questions will in a heartbeat go from truly profound to utterly frivolous. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 5 Apr. 2024 Baby Alien's clue packages made no reference to the athlete's famous butt fumble, which would've made even non-sports fans guess Sanchez in a heartbeat. EW.com, 4 Jan. 2024 Roberta Bell is the kind of woman who wears her heart on her sleeve, who would give it away in a heartbeat. David Begnaud, CBS News, 10 Nov. 2023 For the record, Harmon would have signed one in a heartbeat. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Sep. 2023 If asked, Terrebonne residents would raise the levee tax in a heartbeat, says Mr. Chabert. Oysters, trees, and more soil But the Dardars felt more needed to be done to stop erosion. Millie Brigaud, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Aug. 2023 With medium coverage and SPF 30, this cream will replace your regular foundation in a heartbeat. ELLE, 28 June 2023 Because with persistence, your fortunes could change in a heartbeat. Erik Huberman, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2023 And debtors remained at the mercy of rising interest rates that swelled the size of debt payments in a heartbeat. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 18 June 2023

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“In a heartbeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20heartbeat. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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