short run

noun

Definition of short run

: a relatively brief period of time often used in the phrase in the short run

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short-run \ ˈshȯrt-​ˌrən \ adjective

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In the short run, the more fluid became more willing to trade civil liberties for security, more willing to support the use of torture. Ezra Klein, Vox, "A new theory for why Republicans and Democrats see the world differently," 18 Dec. 2018 Fourth, the data from the past year confirm that, at least in the short run, corporate tax cuts go to corporations. Jason Furman, WSJ, "The Trump Tax Cuts Boosted Growth and Jobs, but at What Cost?," 18 Dec. 2018 Immigration drains the government, sapping as much as $296 billion a year from federal, state and local taxpayers while depressing wages, at least in the short run. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Trump now says the US loses $200 billion on illegal immigration every year. That’s not true.," 18 Dec. 2018 In the short run, that may boost investment in the U.S., as cautious companies bring some operations back home. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Trade Deals With China—Done the Chinese Way," 12 Dec. 2018 In the short run, the president’s newest tariffs will be weaker than his earlier trade actions, as a strong dollar allows Americans to overlook any modest price increase on Chinese goods. Danielle Paquette, The Seattle Times, "New round of US-China tariffs raise fears of an economic Cold War," 18 Sep. 2018 In the short run, Rivian is aiming for volumes in the tens of thousands, but has an eye on adding additional models that will push that into the hundreds of thousands later in the 2020s. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Rivian Automotive looking to battle electric cars with battery-powered trucks," 21 Sep. 2018 Of course it was loved and appreciated during its short run time, but during the NYCC panel, Cosmos still held an emotional influence over its fans and creators. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Beyond Carl Sagan: the All-New Cosmos at NYCC 2013," 13 Oct. 2013 And anticipating how other investors will react—investors who are trying to predict each other’s reactions too—is typically more important in the short run than the true fundamental effects of whatever actually happens. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Right on the Election, Dead Wrong on the Market Reaction," 8 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of short run

1879, in the meaning defined above

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