on short notice


: immediately after one has been told about something
She had to leave on a business trip on (very) short notice.

Examples of on short notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last season, their irregular availability left teammates unclear about their roles and coaches making lineup adjustments sometimes on short notice. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 None of this could have been foreseen on March 30, 2019, when Mr. Krupski, who had been hired only a few months earlier, was part of a crew summoned on short notice to prepare Teslas for delivery to customers in Norway, where electric vehicles account for more than 80 percent of new car sales. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Yet WeWork may have some leverage in a bankruptcy process: Landlords may be more willing to make concessions rather than lose a large tenant like WeWork on short notice. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2023 Critics said such an order was impossible to carry out on short notice in the middle of a war zone. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, 15 Oct. 2023 That’s the thing about the Serengeti—conditions can change on short notice. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2023 Turning to embassies Other foreign nationals looking to leave on short notice are turning to their embassies, joining long waiting lists and spending hours at the airport to board military flights out of the country. Jennifer Korn, CNN, 17 Oct. 2023 Those aircraft could be used to rescue people on short notice. Luis Martinez, ABC News, 17 Oct. 2023 Financial penalties would be possible for no-shows or those who cancel on short notice. Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2023 See More

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“On short notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20short%20notice. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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