pressed for time


: not having much time left to do what one needs to do

Examples of pressed for time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, 72% of parents thought that when pressed for time, fast food is a good family option, and 84% thought fast food was fine in moderation. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 20 Sep. 2021 That danger increases when you are pressed for time or cannot influence a challenging variable. Erik Olsen, Popular Science, 4 May 2023 When you’re pressed for time, start marinating your ingredients while your grill heats up. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 23 July 2021 The problem is compounded by long hours in court—a reality that leaves many law firms feeling pressed for time and resources. Benjamin Laker, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 If you’re pressed for time, ask your supermarket butcher to do this part for you. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2022 Lucky for you, the best Amazon Christmas decorations will save you from having to DIY your own wreaths and window dressings, which will be a relief to anyone who's pressed for time this holiday season. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 4 Oct. 2022 As the announcer remarks upon how the normally meticulous and unflappable Haines is playing with an uncommon aggression, Hitchcock’s urgent camerawork and rapid cuts show Guy, pressed for time and needing to make a hasty exit, playing at a pace that would give Rafael Nadal an aneurysm. Joe Reid, Vulture, 26 Aug. 2022 There are free testing sites across the country, but those pressed for time can trade in the long lines for rapid at-home Covid tests, which can provide results in 15 minutes or so. Brenda Stolyar, Wired, 9 Aug. 2022

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“Pressed for time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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