Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in no time

in no time
1) a very short period of time
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    • it happened in no time at all
  • Analysis
    The phrase 'in no time' comes from 'in no time at all' meaning something taking very little time. "We'll be home in no time." means that you will be home quickly. You might use this in customer service to assure that you will take care of something 'in no time'. You will hear this used in social and professional situations.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Because of the hot weather, the café sold out of ice cream in no time at all.
    2. After the earthquake, the citizens fled the city in no time.
    3. Don't worry about it. I know it's late, but I'll get it done in no time at all.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. A few years ago it took lots of money and time to build a professional website. Now you can set one up in no time at all.
    2. We have a new delivery company so your order will be with you in no time at all.
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