To be rushed only to then have to wait: another hurry up and wait situation before the kids’ soccer game
Move quickly and then have to wait for something or someone. For example, We did our share in good time, but the others were several days behind so we couldn’t finish—it was another case of hurry up and wait. This expression dates from the 1940s and probably originated in the armed services.
[hur-sing-gahr] /ˈhɜr sɪŋˌgɑr/ noun 1. (def 1).
[hurst] /hɜrst/ noun 1. Fannie, 1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in N Texas. /hɜːst/ noun (archaic) 1. a wood 2. a sandbank “hillock” (especially a sandy one), also “grove, wooded eminence,” from Old English hyrst, from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz (cf. Middle Dutch horst “underwood,” German Horst “thicket, shrubbery”). Common in place names […]
/ˈhɜːstmənˌsuː; -ˌsəʊ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of Herstmonceux
[hurt] /hɜrt/ verb (used with object), hurt, hurting. 1. to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident. 2. to cause bodily pain to or in: The wound still hurts him. 3. to damage or decrease the efficiency of (a material object) by striking, rough use, improper care, etc.: Moths can’t […]