(to be) pushed for time

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - pushed for time

"(to be) pushed for time"

in a hurry;

under time pressure


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - pushed for time

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Could you give me a hand with this please?

Colleague 2:  Please make it quick. I am a little pushed for time. My plane leaves in an hour.

Colleague 1:  Sure. I just need five minutes.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - pushed for time

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  Would you please pick Sarah up from soccer practice at five-thirty?

Father:  Why?

Mother:  I have a volunteer thing at Sarah's school until five and traffic at that time of day is terrible. And if the volunteer thing runs late, I will be really pushed for time.

Father:  OK. I'll pick her up.

Mother:  Thanks.

(to be) pushed for time - Usage:


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(to be) pushed for time - Gerund Form:

Being pushed for time, he did not have the opportunity to shave that morning.

(to be) pushed for time - Examples:

1)  ... an order management analyst, reaches for instant noodles when she is pushed for time.

2)  Its standard programme is only a one-day course, so those pushed for time can also sign up.

3)  ... said the lengthy stop was because buses had previously always been pushed for time and running late as the drivers ...

4)  ... tells me later that he's felt pushed for time with the condensed schedule of this class, having only eight weeks to ...

5)  In case you're pushed for time I'll offer you this brief summary.

6)  With only a half-hour with each candidate, he was pushed for time and forced to rush through topics.

7)  ... would you exercise really hard for one minute or moderately for 45 minutes? Pushed for time, you probably picked the first option.

8)  The House is pushed for time to clear crucial business before heading for a month-long recess, hence the ...

9)  The convenience of single servings is also incredibly appealing for singles pushed for time.

10)  They are well on track. We are not pushed for time on this issue.

11)  I inquired if she could call my queue number ASAP, as I was pushed for time.

12)  Though I've been advised by the doctor to rest, we are pushed for time and have a tight schedule to follow.

13)  Marinate chicken with the mixture overnight or for at least one hour if pushed for time.

14)  ... on products they need, quickly and efficiently. Today users are often hard pushed for time as they try to juggle personal and professional responsibilities.

15)  ... a double batch and then freeze a portion for a week-night meal when I am pushed for time.

16)  Single working moms, who are often pushed for time and money, may have to worry about their heart health, ...

17)  Unfortunately, he was pushed for time as they had a hectic schedule.

18)  Home stores are a blessing for those who are pushed for time and want ready-made stuff for their homes. 

19)  We are so pushed for time that we are not taking the time to help people.

20)  Professors pushed for time, can't spend too long grading complicated assignments.