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Idioms using 'Short'

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'She's got a short fuse'

As February is the shortest month of the year we thought we'd give you some idioms that use the word 'short':

to be caught short

To have a sudden need to go to the toilet:

'I went to the toilet before we left because I didn't want to be caught short on the journey.'

to be a bit short

To not have enough money:

'Could you lend me some money? I'm a bit short until payday.'

to cut a long story short

Something that you say when you are about to stop telling someone all the details of something that happened and tell them only the main facts:

'I spoke to my boss about a pay rise and, to cut a long story short, he said that he's going to think about it and get back to me.'

to be a day late and a dollar short

Too little, too late; not enough to be useful:

'The government's decision to act now is a day late and a dollar short.'

to have a short fuse

When someone has a short fuse they become angry quickly:

'Be careful how you speak to her. You know she has a short fuse!'

Link: Money Idioms

  • Don't drink too much. You don't want to be short.
  • To a long story short, I'm not going.
  • If you are a bit , I can lend you some cash.
  • My young brother has a short . He gets angry quickly.