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As soon as possible:‘fill in your form and send it to us ASAP’
immediately, at once, instantly, directly, right away, straight away, now, this/that, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instant, then and there, there and then, here and now, in a flash, like a flash, instantaneously, by return, post-haste, without delay, without further ado, without more ado, without hesitation, unhesitatinglyView synonyms
- ‘They did what they wanted and got out of there asap.’
- ‘If anyone has any information, please let me know asap.’
- ‘Please contact me asap to arrange a time for the three of us to meet.’
- ‘Seems the uneven pupil thing may be an indication of a deeper problem, and I need to have it checked out by a specialist asap.’
- ‘I have too many things elsewhere that I've left undone, that must be done up asap!’
- ‘We're working on it, and hope to have it fixed asap.’
- ‘I hope you feel better soon, and I'll try and express mail you some chicken noodle soup and some cough lollies asap.’
- ‘I would like to get a gallery and info page up on my site asap.’
- ‘I hope that this mess is sorted asap, and the right people put in the right positions so we can develop the town.’
- ‘This afternoon he will hopefully be able to leave the fist-pump in room 101 and concentrate on his gameplan, which should be fairly simple - win and win asap.’
- ‘I'll try to answer emails asap but things are manic here at the moment.’
- ‘More signs are needed and the old ones removed asap.’
- ‘Please send broadband to this electronic hinterland asap!’
- ‘It was to exclaim that I'm not staying in this backwater, but getting back on that plane to NYC asap.’
- ‘We've been trying to push for an exchange of contracts asap and a completion date before the end of June (after that there is a very high chance of the chain collapsing above us and we'll lose the house we want to buy).’
- ‘If you're interested, I'd give them a call asap.’
- ‘A spokesman for the group played down rift rumours and stressed that the Dublin gig would be rescheduled asap.’
- ‘Places are still available, so call into the library and book in asap!’
- ‘We are receiving all voice mails, so if you get our voice mail system rather than us directly, please leave us a message and we will return it asap.’
- ‘We just wanted to get out of there asap so we asked for the check.’
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