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in short order

Definition of in short order

  1. :  quickly and without delay <In short order the group set up camp.>



Word by Word Definitions

shortplay
  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

    :  to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices

orderplay
  1. :  to put in order :  arrange

    :  to give an order to :  command

    :  destine, ordain

  1. : :  a group of people united in a formal way: as

    :  a fraternal society

    :  a community under a religious rule


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