They had, he says, “the kind of considered exchange to which email is now doing such chatty, hurry-up violence.”
And that is forcing both presidential campaigns to play what might be called a hurry-up offense.
And slowly, as lovers will, we strolled down the walk and out into the open where the ponies neighed a hurry-up call for home.
I also found that I was being sent on all the hurry-up work.
I was a heap more cooked than the hurry-up orders of broiled chicken that you get in restaurants.
"We were giving Abdul a 'bit of hurry-up up' at Quinn's," he said.
I said, 'Talk quick or you will be in a hurry-up wagon on your way to police headquarters!'
It was only when I was on the "hurry-up," however, that I worked alone.
Peace carried in stock is better than that manufactured on hurry-up shop orders.
Don't miss it—or they'll drag you there in the hurry-up wagon.
1590, first recorded in Shakespeare, who used it often; perhaps a variant of harry (v.), or perhaps a West Midlands sense of Middle English hurren "to vibrate rapidly, buzz," from Proto-Germanic *hurza "to move with haste" (cf. Middle High German hurren "to whir, move fast," Old Swedish hurra "to whirl round"), which also perhaps is the root of hurl. Related: hurried; hurrying.
c.1600, probably from hurry (v.).