New York minute

noun Informal.

a very short time.
Also called New York second. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for new york minute

New York minute


mainly US and Canadian informal a very short period of time; instant

Word Origin for New York minute

C20: from the supposedly fast pace of life in New York
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