One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With little warning or time for preparation.‘tours may be cancelled at short notice’
- ‘All hospitals in the area have to be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice.’
- ‘Children have been told to stay close to the school building and staff are being extra vigilant at break times ready to bring pupils indoors at a moment's notice.’
- ‘His mouth was one that could give easy smiles at a moment's notice, but I had only seen him smile once since I met him.’
- ‘Visits were sometimes cancelled at a moment's notice when this happened, and her friends came to accept this.’
- ‘The ground units would, of course, be backed by massive conventional air and sea power, ready to subject the enemy to a lethal barrage at a moment's notice.’
- ‘Little on the plant floor is welded down, so machines and modular furniture can be rearranged at a moment's notice.’
- ‘The funds have been transferred to my offshore account, and I am prepared to leave at a moment's notice.’
- ‘I have been commanded to return them to the property forthwith so they can be consulted at a moment's notice.’
- ‘If you're feeling creative, hollow out tangerine shells, freeze them, then fill with granita and keep in the freezer to pull out at a moment's notice.’
- ‘We'd certainly be more productive if more of our days were free of the kinds of crises that seem to erupt at a moment's notice.’
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