in short order
phrasal with dispatch ; quickly

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  • 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./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in short order — adverb In a speedy manner; with dispatch; quickly …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — {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

  • 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

  • List of hummingbirds in taxonomic order — TOC This is a list of hummingbird genera in taxonomic order. List of hummingbirds has a complete species list sortable by common and binomial name.Taxonomic lists of both genera and species are available at the subfamily pages Phaethornithinae… …   Wikipedia

  • Short Beach (Oregon) — Short Beach is a 1,000 meter stretch of beach on the northern Oregon Coast in the United States. It is not named for its length. Locals guess that both the beach and the creek that runs onto it Short Creek, several miles in length were named… …   Wikipedia

  • order — orderable, adj. orderer, n. orderless, adj. /awr deuhr/, n. 1. an authoritative direction or instruction; command; mandate. 2. a command of a court or judge. 3. a command or notice issued by a military organization or a military commander to… …   Universalium

  • order — See: APPLE PIE ORDER, CALL TO ORDER, IN ORDER, IN ORDER TO, IN SHORT ORDER, JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED, MADE TO ORDER, OUT OF ORDER, PUT ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER or SET ONE S HOUSE IN ORDER, SHORT ORDER COOK, TO ORDER, WALKING PAPERS or WALKING… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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