English version

at short notice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishat short noticeat short noticeBritish English, on short notice American English if you do something at short notice, you do not have very much time to prepare for it The trip was planned on short notice. Thanks for agreeing to see me at such short notice. a cancellation at very short notice notice
Examples from the Corpus
at short noticeThe landlord could also terminate the arrangements at short notice.These alternatives will not always be available at short notice but it might be possible to plan for them.Occasionally tours may be cancelled at short notice owing to circumstances beyond our control.Occasionally, tours may have to be cancelled at short notice.Many laboratories have cooperated at short notice and are analysing large numbers of samples.Working conditions may not be up to much, and as a casual employee you can be fired at short notice.He was called in at short notice due to the unfortunate motor accident involving Design Director, Bill Naysmith.There is an aversion to holding meetings at short notice with a diminished complement.One of the players dropped out at short notice.Many of the more glamorous film and photographic opportunities crop up at short notice, so you have to be flexible.Both players pulled out of the competition yesterday at short notice.
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