at short notice

at short notice
at short notice
With notification only a little in advance
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Main Entry:notice

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at short notice phrase
without being given much warning before something happens

I was asked to do it at very short notice.

Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonym
Main entry: short

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at short (or a moment's) notice
with little warning or time for preparation

tours may be canceled at short notice

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at short ˈnotice | at a moment's ˈnotice idiom
not long in advance; without warning or time for preparation

This was the best room we could get at such short notice.

You must be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

Main entry:noticeidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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