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short and sweet

Definition of short and sweet

  1. :  pleasantly brief :  not lasting a long time or requiring a lot of time <That's the way we like the meetings—short and sweet.> <I've got a few announcements, but I'll keep it short and sweet.>



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

sweetplay
  1. :  pleasing to the taste

    :  being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is typically induced by disaccharides and is mediated especially by receptors in taste buds at the front of the tongue — compare bitter, salt, sour

    :  containing a sweetening ingredient :  not dry

  1. :  in a sweet manner

  1. : :  something that is sweet to the taste: as

    :  a food (as a candy or preserve) having a high sugar content

    :  dessert


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