hurry-scurry

[hur-ee-skur-ee, huhr-ee-skuhr-ee]
noun
1.
headlong, disorderly haste; hurry and confusion.
adverb
2.
with hurrying and scurrying.
3.
confusedly; in a bustle.
adjective
4.
characterized by headlong, disorderly flight or haste.
Also, hurry-skurry.


Origin:
1725–35

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hurry-scurry
 
adv
1.  in frantic haste
 
adj
2.  hasty and disorderly
 
n
3.  disordered haste
 
vb
4.  to rush about in confusion
 
[C18: reduplication of hurry; compare helter-skelter]

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