pressed for time

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pressed for time

  1. (idiomatic) in a hurry, without spare time.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 16
      So as neither of them were particularly pressed for time, as it happened, and the temperature refreshing since it cleared up after the recent visitation of Jupiter Pluvius, they dandered along past by where the empty vehicle was waiting without a fare or a jarvey