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New York minute

noun, Informal.
a very short time.
Also called New York second. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for New York minute

New York minute

(mainly US & Canadian, informal) a very short period of time; instant
Word Origin
C20: from the supposedly fast pace of life in New York
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Slang definitions & phrases for New York minute

New York minute

noun phrase

A very short time; a JIFFY:In the computer world, nouns like modem and fax become verbs in a nanosecond, almost as short as a New York minute/ I would sign a woman in a New York minute (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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