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The meaning of "new york minute"

" New York minute "
Meaning:
A short space of time.
Example:
I know we need to leave soon, but I can get ready really quickly. I'll be with you in a New York minute.
Where did it originate?:
USA, 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA.
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