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be short notice

to be very near the time when an event is expected to happen: I will have to cancel this afternoon's class - I'm sorry it's such short notice.
Translations of “be short notice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 臨時通知, 距離預定發生時間非常近…
in Chinese (Simplified) 临时通知, 距离预定发生时间非常近…
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