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Hi Teachers,

Could you give a synonym or an explanation for the idiom 'in a hurry' in the following sentence?

They are walking really fast because they are in a hurry.

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

..... because they're in a rush.

Means more quickly than usual.

Regards,

Iman
Hi imantaghavi,

Thank so much for your reply.

'In a rush' won't help my students, still too difficult for them. Though it is an excellent synonym.

How about?

They are walking really fast because they are in a condition of urgency.

Best,

TS
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Hi,

Grammatically spoken, correct, but I'd prefer the following one:

They are walking really fast because they are in an urgent condition.

Cheers,

Iman
Hi,

How about simply because they need to hurry ?

Clive
Hi imantaghavi,

Thank you for your help and reply.

Best,

TS
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Hi Clive,

Thank you for your reply. Well, even though the sentence is right, very right. I'm looking for an explanation for the students. If I give them the verb 'hurry' as an explanation, it won't help very much.

TS
Thinking SpainHi Teachers,Could you give a synonym or an explanation for the idiom 'in a hurry' in the following sentence?
They are walking really fast because they are in a hurry. Thanks in advance
They are walking really fast because they don't have (much time)(time to waste).

Probably the underlined choice is better in that sentence.

But you can say things like 'Hurry, there is no time to waste.'

Hi,

I thought the problem was to explain the idiom 'in a hurry'.

If you simply want a definition of the word 'hurry', why not refer to a Learners' Dictionary? eg

http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/hurry%5B1%5D

Clive
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