on a moment's/minute's notice

idiom

US
: immediately after one has been told about something
They're prepared to help us on a moment's notice.
They can be ready to go on a moment's notice.

Examples of on a moment's/minute's notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gustafson said staff members have to be ready to prepare rooms for classified briefings on a moment's notice, and Biden has been known to pop in to meetings unexpectedly, particularly as Russia was invading Ukraine. CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 Bieber is known for changing up her manicure on a moment's notice, and lately the model and Rhode founder has been feeling simpler nail looks. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 19 July 2023 Austin's decision was widely expected, as the Pentagon has argued for months that the vaccine is critical to maintaining a ready force that can deploy on a moment's notice to protect the nation. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 30 Nov. 2021 Through the two days, regular ICU staff were there for me on a moment's notice, always solicitous of my needs. Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 Stone has the speed and shiftiness to break big plays on a moment's notice. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 27 Sep. 2022 Her friend Natalie says Heidi often ran errands for her boss on a moment's notice. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 28 July 2022 Tom Morello was supposed to play but injured his Achilles tendon in the run-up to the show, so Orianthi graciously agreed to step in on a moment's notice and treated the crowd to a jaw-dropping display of sheer musical prowess. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 24 Dec. 2021 The most up-to-date information is below, but please be aware that governments can change their regulations on a moment's notice. CNN, 29 Nov. 2021

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Dictionary Entries Near on a moment's/minute's notice

on a mission

on a moment's/minute's notice

on and off

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“On a moment's/minute's notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20moment%27s%2Fminute%27s%20notice. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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