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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.Rate it:

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short cutquicker routeRate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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come shortFail to meet (expectations or standards)Rate it:

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a few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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down to the short strokesIn the final steps or decisive phase of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.Rate it:

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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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fall shortTo be less satisfactory than expected; to be inadequate or insufficient.Rate it:

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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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have someone by the short hairsTo have someone in a difficult situation in which he or she is without alternatives and can be controlled.Rate it:

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in shortbrieflyRate it:

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in the short runLasting only a short time, shortsightedly.Rate it:

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long story shortIntroducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story.Rate it:

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make short work ofTo make a task quicker or easier.Rate it:

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one brick short of a full loadNot mentally sound; insane.Rate it:

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one brick short of a full loadStupid.Rate it:

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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupidRate it:

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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.Rate it:

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short and sweetA direct and brief communication.Rate it:

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short and sweetEfficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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short circuitelectrical faultRate it:

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short codeA number of fewer digits than a telephone number, used as an abbreviated telephone number for use only when dialing from a cellular phone.Rate it:

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short codeUsed other than as an idiom: see short, code.Rate it:

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short end of the stickA situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.Rate it:

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short fuseThe personality trait of being quick to anger.Rate it:

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short hairsPubic hair.Rate it:

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short leashForcing one to function within a strict set of rules, or under great scrutiny or oversight.Rate it:

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short ofExcept; without resorting to; up to the point of.Rate it:

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short ofInsufficiently equipped with.Rate it:

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short ofLess than.Rate it:

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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.Rate it:

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short on looksPlain, unattractive.Rate it:

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short reckonings make long friendsborrowed money should be paid back as soon as possibleRate it:

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short sightedmyopicRate it:

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short sleeved shirtitem of clothingRate it:

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short strokesBare essentials.Rate it:

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short strokesThe final steps of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.Rate it:

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short temperThe personality trait of being quick to anger.Rate it:

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take a long walk on a short pierUsed to tell someone to go away, or that their request will not be met.Rate it:

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the long and shortThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe most reasonable explanation, closest to the real facts in the matter.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features; said of a summary or digest.Rate it:

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this won't get the baby into a short dressTo take inadequate action dealing with an opportunityRate it:

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cut offTo remove via cutting.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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cut outWell suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.Rate it:

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