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New York minute

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noun Informal.
  1. a very short time.
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Also called New York second.
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British Dictionary definitions for new york minute

New York minute

  1. mainly US and Canadian informal a very short period of time; instant
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Word Origin

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