short and sweet

idiomatic phrase

: pleasantly brief : not long in duration or extent
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.
The burger joint's short and sweet menu sticks to the classics with beef and vegan burgers and a fried chicken sandwich …Dua Anjum

Examples of short and sweet in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short and sweet was in 1545

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“Short and sweet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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