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This phrase appears in the first episode of the anime Acchi Kocchi:

急ぐついでに早く行って暖房の恩恵にすがろうかと

What does this 急ぐついでに mean?

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ついで is a noun that is a bit difficult to translate by itself, but it refers to "a secondary/side purpose". ついでに is often translated as "while you're at it" or "taking this opportunity". ついで can be safely modified by a relative clause.

In this sentence, the speaker will hurry (急ぐ) primarily for something mentioned in the previous sentences, and the 暖房 is the secondary purpose.

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  • "While you're at it" is probably the most natural translation. – istrasci Jul 26 at 2:30

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