October 15, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
hurry up and wait /ˈhɚriˈʌpənˈweɪt/ idiom
hurry up and wait
/ˈhɚriˈʌpənˈweɪt/
idiom
When traveling by airplane, you often have to hurry up and wait.
When traveling by airplane, you often have to hurry up and wait.
Learner's definition of HURRY UP AND WAIT

— used to describe a situation in which you are forced to spend a lot of time waiting

  • My father says that all he did in the army was hurry up and wait.

— sometimes used as a noun phrase

  • Traveling often involves a lot of hurry up and wait. [=a lot of waiting]

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