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1    abridged, brief, clipped, compendious, compressed, concise, curtailed, laconic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, terse  
2    diminutive, dumpy, fubsy     (archaic or dialect)   knee high to a gnat, knee high to a grasshopper, little, low, petite, small, squat, wee  
3    brief, fleeting, momentary, short-lived, short-term  
4      (often with)       of   deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, limited, low (on), meagre, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, short-handed, slender, slim, sparse, strapped (for)     (slang)   tight, wanting  
5    abrupt, blunt, brusque, crusty, curt, discourteous, gruff, impolite, offhand, sharp, terse, testy, uncivil  
6    direct, straight  
7      (of pastry)   brittle, crisp, crumbly, friable  
8    abruptly, by surprise, suddenly, unaware, without warning  
9    cut short      abbreviate, arrest, butt in, curtail, cut in on, dock, halt, interrupt, nip (something) in the bud, reduce, stop, terminate  
10    fall short      be inadequate, disappoint, fail, fall down on     (informal)   not come up to expectations or scratch     (informal)  
11    in short      briefly, in a nutshell, in a word, in essence, to come to the point, to cut a long story short, to put it briefly  
12    short of:     
a    apart from, except, other than, unless  
b    deficient in, in need of, lacking, low (on), missing, wanting  
,       adj  
1    diffuse, lengthy, long, long-drawn-out, long-winded, prolonged, rambling, unabridged, verbose, wordy  
2    big, high, lanky, lofty, tall  
3    extended, long, long-term  
4    abundant, adequate, ample, bountiful, copious, inexhaustible, plentiful, sufficient, well-stocked  
5    civil, courteous, polite  
8    bit by bit, gently, gradually, little by little, slowly  

cut short     
abort, break off, bring to an end, check, dock, halt, interrupt, leave unfinished, postpone, pull the plug on, stop, terminate, truncate  
fall short     
be deficient, be lacking, be wanting, fail, miss, prove inadequate  
brief, ephemeral, fleeting, impermanent, passing, short, temporary, transient, transitory  
1    blind as a bat, myopic, near-sighted  
2    careless, ill-advised, ill-considered, impolitic, impractical, improvident, imprudent, injudicious, seeing no further than (the end of) one's nose, unthinking  
below strength, short-handed, undermanned, understaffed  
choleric, fiery, hot-tempered, impatient, irascible, peppery, quick-tempered, ratty     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   testy, touchy  
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to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
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