split-second decision


: a decision that must be made in an instant
a split-second decision to jump on the already moving train

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Recent Examples on the Web The story begins on a sober note and gains more levity as Mitchell burrows into the details of each scene: the client walking into her apartment, her split-second decision to steal his gun, the tussling that ensued in the hallway. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023

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“Split-second decision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split-second%20decision. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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