on a moment's/minute's notice


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 For 50 years the Minuteman missile has been armed and ready, day and night, for nuclear war on a moment's notice. Robert Burns, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 Staff carve out space, often on a moment's notice, to create more bed space. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 18 Jan. 2021 The royal family has access to personal chefs who are ready to cook them the most decadent meals imaginable on a moment's notice—but not every royal actually takes advantage of that job perk. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 26 Sep. 2020 See More

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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 29 May. 2023.

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