short one

short one

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  • short one — n. a small or quickly drunk drink of liquor, including beer. (Compare this with tall one.) □ How about a short one, innkeeper? □ Give my friend here a short one …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • a short one — a small drink, a small amount of liquor    Can I pour you a drink? Yes. A short one, please …   English idioms

  • short — short1 [ ʃɔrt ] adjective *** ▸ 1 small in height/distance ▸ 2 time: not long ▸ 3 expressed in few words ▸ 4 with fewer words/letters ▸ 5 not having enough ▸ 6 about memory ▸ 7 rude and unfriendly ▸ 8 about vowel/syllable ▸ 9 full of butter/fat ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short — 1. n. a small drink of hard liquor or of beer. □ One short, bartender. □ I’ll have a short and a pack of cigarettes. 2. mod. having to do with a single drink of undiluted liquor. □ I’ll take mine short, innkeeper …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • short seller — noun Etymology: short (I) + seller (after sell short) : one who makes a short sale * * * short selling. Finance. a person, as a speculator, who sells short. * * * short seller, a person who sells stocks or commodities …   Useful english dictionary

  • one-liner —   a term for a short, one line joke (that contains its own punchline); also the term may refer to the high concept description of a film a few words used to describe a script, storyline or a film s premise that a person can easily understand with …   Glossary of cinematic terms

  • short story — short story, adj. a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words. [1885 90] * * * Brief fictional prose narrative. It usually presents a single significant episode or scene involving a limited number of characters. The form encourages… …   Universalium

  • One Man Band (film) — One Man Band Original Poster Directed by Andrew Jimenez Mark Andrews Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Short form cricket — is a collective term for several modified forms of the sport of cricket, with playing times significantly shorter than more traditional forms of the game. A typical short form cricket match can be completed within two to three hours, compared to… …   Wikipedia

  • Short-tail stingray — Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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