in a New York minute

In a New York minute is another way of saying you will be something instantly or very quickly. A New York minute has since been known as a very fast minute because people in New York and everything in the big city seem to move faster and at a more rushed pace than people of other cities of its kind. Whenever someone uses the words New York minute in a phrase, they mean to say something will happen faster than normally or will be done in an instant.