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New York minute
An extremely short period of time: "If we could find [a merger in another city] that would work as well, we'd do it in a New York minute" (Jonathan Golden).
AE speakers use "in a New York minute" instead of "very quickly," don't they? BE speakers, too?
Not really; I think it's too geographically fixed and tied up to American perspectives of the city to cross the Atlantic.