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to be in haste -- as in a street criminal who must do things quickly to avoid getting busted

further usage:
to be in haste when the situation is under high tension
and to be relaxed when there is no forseeable threat
we run on criminal time (we know how to kick it)
by b-razzle-dazzle December 24, 2005

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