hurry up and wait

hurry up and wait
hurry up and wait
US informal
— 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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Main Entry:hurry
hurry up and wait — see hurry, 1
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Main Entry:wait

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hurry up and wait — in. to be alternately rushed and delayed in a hectic situation. (Often with the force of a modifier.) □ I hate to hurry up and wait. □ It’s always hurry up and wait around here …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hurry up and wait — to prepare quickly for an activity that is then delayed. Air travel seems to be nothing but hurry up and wait you race to the airport two hours before your flight time, and then depart two hours late …   New idioms dictionary

  • hurry up and wait — Canadian Slang denotes a situation where something isn t well organized, is rushed into by personnel and some form of delay makes them all wait in the end …   English dialects glossary

  • Hurry Up and Wait (song) — Infobox Single Name = Hurry Up and Wait Artist = Stereophonics from Album = Performance and Cocktails Released = 1999 Format = CD, 7 , MC Recorded = 1998 Genre = Rock Length = 4 mins 40 secs Label = V2 Records Writer = Kelly Jones Producer = Bird …   Wikipedia

  • hurry — hur|ry1 [ hʌri ] verb intransitive ** to do something or move somewhere very quickly: We must hurry or we shall be late back. Alec had to hurry home, but I stayed on. hurry along/through/into: She hurried along the corridor toward his office. He… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wait — wait1 W1S1 [weıt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not go/start something)¦ 2¦(something has not happened)¦ 3 wait a minute/second/moment etc 4 somebody can t wait/can hardly wait 5 something can/can t wait 6 wait and see 7 wait until/till ... 8 be waiting (for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wait — 1 /weIt/ verb 1 DELAY/NOT START STH (I) to not do something or go somewhere until something else happens, someone arrives etc: Hurry up! Everyone s waiting. | Wait right here until I come back. | wait for sth/sb: We had to wait over an hour for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wait — [[t]we͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ waits, waiting, waited 1) VERB: no passive When you wait for something or someone, you spend some time doing very little, because you cannot act until that thing happens or that person arrives. [V for n] I walk to a street corner …   English dictionary

  • Hurry Up, We're Dreaming — Studio album by M83 Released 18 October 2011 …   Wikipedia

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