英 [ʃɔːt] 美 [ʃɔːrt]
in short order 麻利；简单省事
quickly and without trouble
in the short run 从短期来看；眼下
concerning the immediate future
In the short run, unemployment may fall.
in short supply 不充裕；短缺；紧缺
not existing in large enough quantities to satisfy demand
Basic foodstuffs were in short supply.
Sunshine will be in short supply for the west coast.
little/nothing short of sth
used when you are saying that sth is almost true, or is equal to sth
Last year's figures were little short of disastrous.
The transformation has been nothing short of a miracle.
make short work of sth/sb
to defeat, deal with sth/sb quickly
Liverpool made short work of the opposition (= in a football/ soccer game) .
He made short work of his lunch (= ate it quickly) .
short and sweet
pleasant but not lasting a long time
We haven't much time so I'll keep it short and sweet.
draw the short straw
NAmE get the short end of the stick
to be the person in a group who is chosen or forced to perform an unpleasant duty or task
I drew the short straw and had to clean the toilets.
life's too short
used to say that it is not worth wasting time doing sth that you dislike or that is not important
The announcement was made a short time ago
For a few short weeks there was peace
They were performing a short extract from Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona
I'm tall and thin and he's short and fat.
The city centre and shops are only a short distance away
Her father's illness left the family short of money
He stopped a hundred yards short of the building
Short of climbing railings four metres high, there was no way into the garden from this road
His glittering career was cut short by a heart attack