waste no time

idiom

: to do something quickly
We wasted no time getting our tickets.

Examples of waste no time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Utah Attorney General’s Office issued a statement Monday saying Reyes wanted to waste no time in filing the appeal. Jacob Scholl, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Aug. 2023 Ron DeSantis is not ready for this moment, and Chris Christie will waste no time eating DeSantis' lunch. Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 6 June 2023 The series explores how predators waste no time sending private messages to one of Powell's profiles. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, 30 Apr. 2023 The European Union should waste no time acting on a Dutch proposal to label the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IRGC, a terrorist organization, as the US has already done. Frida Ghitis, CNN, 10 Jan. 2023 Hosts Gene Demby, correspondent on NPR’s race, ethnicity, and culture team, and writer B.A. Parker waste no time getting into it. Marc Hershon, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2022 As a result, Massachusetts should waste no time in implementing this policy for Election Day. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Feb. 2022 Above all, Arcia-Diaz encourages families to waste no time in scheduling their children’s vaccine and checkup appointments to avoid the end-of-summer crunch. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, 23 June 2021 Two of us waste no time assembling and attacking the largesse, one of many incentives to reserve a table, preferably outside, at the upstart Moon Rabbit at the Wharf. Washington Post, 20 Nov. 2020

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“Waste no time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waste%20no%20time. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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