al regel achat
adv. Off-the-cuff; in short.
adv. (of a question) Answered very briefly.
"Rabbi, can I even touch a writing utensil on Shabbat?" "Al regel achat, no."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
From Heb על רגל אחת al régel akhát > Yiddish על־רגל־אַחת al-regl-ákhes 'lit. on one foot; quickly'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- Great Britain
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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