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English definition of “be in a tearing hurry”

be in a tearing hurry

UK old-fashioned
to be going somewhere very quickly, usually because you are lateHurrying and doing things quicklyBusy and activeBusy and activeHurrying and doing things quickly
(Definition of be in a tearing hurry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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