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A New York minute


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A New York minute is an idiom used to express how fast the time has gone by. New York is an American city known for being always fast-paced, so it is used for this idiom.

Sample Usage

1. The audience was so engrossed in the beautiful music that it seemed like a New York minute when the concert ended.

2. In a New York minute the cyclists completed the sprint around the velodrome.

3. Although the fashion show was held over five days, it was a New York minute by the time the awards ceremony took place.


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