Idiom:  at a moment’s notice


Idiom:  at a moment’s notice

  • almost immediately

Example sentences

— My husband works for the military so it’s common for him to get deployed at a moment’s notice.

— Do you have your ticket ready? I want to be ready to board the train at a moment’s notice so we can get a good seat.

— My daughter expects us to watch her dogs at a moment's notice.

— If you fly first or business class, all of your needs will be met at a moment's notice.

— Our babysitter is usually available to watch our kids at a moment's notice.

— I didn't think I'd get an appointment at a moment's notice but there probably was a cancellation.

— They changed plans at a moment's notice so we didn't even have a chance to say goodbye.

— Our son's a surgeon so he's often on-call and has to go to the hospital at a moment's notice.

— We're on standby so don't leave the gate. We need to be ready to depart at a moment's notice.

— The Coast Guard is ready to deploy at a moment's notice during hurricane season.


  • on the spur of the moment
  • just like that
  • at the drop of a hat
  • on/at short notice
  • all of a sudden
  • at the flick of a switch

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