“(In a) hurry”: vocabulary meaning.

(In a) hurry
If you’re in a hurry, you move very quickly (fast) because, for example, you have a meeting and you don’t want to be late. You might say you are in a hurry when you don’t have time to talk to someone and you need to go. It might also work as an excuse if you don’t want to talk to someone but you don’t want to be rude, so you say you are in a hurry and leave.

Other examples of “(in a) hurry” vocabulary in a sentence

  • Sorry, I can’t talk right now. I’m in a hurry.
  • You’re always in a hurry. I think you work too much.
  • If you do it in a hurry, you will make a mistake.

“(In a) hurry”: use in context explanation

In a bar. The man notices a beautiful woman. He wants to make a good impression and wants to chat her up so he asks the barman to serve 2 drinks. One for him and one the lady. The woman, though, is not interested in making new friend right now but she appreciates the gesture and doesn’t want to be rude. She makes and excuse and says she can’t accept the drink because she is in a hurry. The man is sad but he understands the the woman is in a hurry and hopes to have a chance to talk to her another time.