hurry-scurry

[ hur-ee-skur-ee, huhr-ee-skuhr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF hurry-scurry
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Fancy the hurry-scurry, the unforensic attitudes and pleadings!

The lark laughed at it all; but the sparrows were all in a hurry-scurry.

At five minutes to eleven there is a bugle-call, followed by a hurry-scurry; the whole ship is alive at once.

We slaves would eat our breakfast, and go to the fields, dare wont no hurry-scurry.

The cut-and-cover, hurry-scurry methods of doing things, common on some Western farms, will not do in drainage work.

I don't hold with these railways they're talkin' about—all steam and hurry-scurry; it starves the country.'

Please do not think that I would dream of giving you any hurry-scurry trouble.

The fact of the matter is that the hurry-scurry of modern civilisation is not conducive to artistic work of any description.

Then the house was all hurry-scurry, preparing for my new master, Sir Murtagh's younger brother, a dashing young officer.

WORD ORIGIN

1732, probably a reduplication of hurry formed with awareness of scurry.

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