Definition of in short order in US English:

in short order


North American
  • Immediately; rapidly.

    ‘after the killing the camp had been shut down in short order’
    • ‘The choice helps explain why California drained its once plentiful reserves in short order.’
    • ‘Of course there are some, very few, that step over the line and they are usually slapped down in short order by the other posters.’
    • ‘By the weekend, federal officials said there could be tens of thousands of troops in New Orleans in short order.’
    • ‘Incredibly you have another killer storm on your hands in short order.’
    • ‘Well, they're going to be there in short order, if everyone can get back in there after the debris is cleared away.’
    • ‘The bloggers will, in short order, make the current media structure irrelevant.’
    • ‘Moore turns up at the bank and is shown getting a rifle in short order.’
    • ‘I would certainly lose my clearance, my job, and my career, in short order.’
    • ‘Articulate, meticulous, and a very quick study, he makes himself indispensable in short order.’
    • ‘They even had padded seats, which I'm pretty sure would get destroyed in short order in New York.’
    immediately, at once, instantly, directly, right away, straight away, now, that minute, this minute, 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, unhesitatingly
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