on such short notice

idiom

US
: without knowing very far ahead of time that something is going to happen
Thank you for meeting with me on such short notice.

Examples of on such short notice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump’s White House denied the report and said the cemetery visit had been canceled because the rain grounded his helicopter and there wasn’t enough time to close off roads for a motorcade on such short notice. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 9 June 2024 But neither the ruling party nor the opposition has a viable candidate to fill the presidency on such short notice. Katharine H.s. Moon, Foreign Affairs, 9 Nov. 2016 The only one available on such short notice was thousands of dollars more than my original rental, so Airbnb increased the amount of the coupon to cover the extra cost. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2024 Few other contemporaries could summon such a crowd on such short notice. WIRED, 9 Aug. 2023 Either way, finding a marquee replacement on such short notice to headline the world’s biggest and most profitable annual music festival is no easy matter. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2023 The meeting was called on such short notice — it was announced Tuesday — that only 13 of the committee’s members were able to attend. Helen Branswell, STAT, 20 Nov. 2021 The opportunity to host an event of such magnitude on such short notice doesn’t happen often, especially for a venue that never would have considered the opportunity before in a city that has never hosted a WTA tournament. Peter Warren, Dallas News, 27 Oct. 2022 Unable to be at Big’s funeral on such short notice, Samantha sends a gorgeous flower arrangement for his casket with a simple note of support, a gesture that touches Carrie enough to reach back out via text. Caroline Framke, Variety, 9 Dec. 2021

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“On such short notice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20such%20short%20notice. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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