in\ short\ order

in\ short\ order
adv. phr.
Without delay; quickly.

Johnny got ready in short order after his father said that he could come to the ball game if he was ready in time.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • short-order cook — UK US noun [countable] [singular short order cook plural short order cooks] a restaurant worker whose job is to cook food that can be prepared quickly Thesaurus: cooks, cuisine and cookeryhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • short-order — in restaurant jargon, to be made quickly, 1906, from SHORT (Cf. short) (adj.) + ORDER (Cf. order) (n.). First attested in an O. Henry story …   Etymology dictionary

  • short order — n. any food that can be cooked or served quickly when ordered, as at a lunch counter short order adj …   English World dictionary

  • short order — short′ or′der n. coo a serving of food that can be quickly prepared, as at a lunch counter • in short order Etymology: 1890–95 short′ or der, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • short-order cook — n someone in a restaurant kitchen who cooks food that can be prepared easily or quickly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-order cook — noun count AMERICAN a restaurant worker whose job is to cook food that can be prepared quickly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short-order — adjective of or relating to food that can be prepared quickly a short order cook • Pertains to noun: ↑short order * * * /shawrt awr deuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or specializing in short orders: a short order cook; short order diner. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Short Order — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Short (homonymie). Short Order est un film irlandais réalisé par Anthony Byrne, sorti en 2005. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Commentaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • short-order — /shawrt awr deuhr/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or specializing in short orders: a short order cook; short order diner. 2. performed or supplied quickly: They obtained a short order divorce decree. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • short-order cook — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms short order cook : singular short order cook plural short order cooks a restaurant worker whose job is to cook food that can be prepared quickly …   English dictionary

  • short-order cook — {n.} A person who prepares food that cooks quickly. * /Bruce found a summer job as a short order cook in a drive in restaurant./ * /The new diner needs another short order cook./ Compare: SLING HASH …   Dictionary of American idioms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”