to make a split second decision

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  • babapapa

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    German
    It means: A decision that is made in a split second.

    You can also say:
    To make an immediate/spontaneous/instinctive decision
     

    rippledj

    Member
    English - American/Canadian
    Hello,

    A "split second" (n) is a time less than one second. Essentially a second that has been split, or divided into more than one piece. A split second then literally means a divided second, or less than one second. In this case they use it as an adjective to describe his decision.
     
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