make short work of (someone or something)

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make short work of (someone or something)

To deal with, finish, or dispose of someone or something very quickly or handily. We'll make short work of this project now that you've joined the team. You made short work of that book you were reading. You must have liked it! Everyone is expecting the team to make short work of their opponents in the upcoming match.
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make short work of someone or something

 and make fast work of someone or something
to finish with someone or something quickly. I made short work of Tom so I could leave the office to play golf. Billy made fast work of his dinner so he could go out and play.
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make short work of

Complete or consume quickly, as in The children made short work of the ice cream, or They made short work of cleaning up so they could get to the movies. This term, first recorded in 1577, in effect means "to turn something into a brief task."
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make short work of something

1. If you make short work of something, you deal with it or complete it quickly and easily. His car made short work of the steep hills. A spray paint will make short work of painting awkward objects.
2. If you make short work of someone or something, you defeat them, destroy them or get rid of them quickly and easily. Britain's No 2, Greg Rusedski made short work of his opponent in the Toulouse Open quarter-final. My friend made short work of the salad of rocket and parmesan.
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make short work of

accomplish, consume, or destroy quickly.
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make short ˈwork of something/somebody

do or finish something very quickly; defeat somebody very easily: The children certainly made short work of the chocolate biscuits!The champion made very short work of the challenger in the title fight.
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Sir Ernest Heavywether made short work of her, and under his unmerciful bullying she contradicted herself hopelessly, and Sir Ernest sat down again with a satisfied smile on his face.
RIO-BOUND Sonia Samuels made short work of her latest outing by beating all the men in the Great Donnington 10-mile road race, writes BILL McGUIRK.
40 Wolverhampton SP forecast 8-11 Well-bred daughter of the yard's Listed winner Ferdoos and she made short work of her rivals when sent of 8-11 on her debut in a mile maiden at Chelmsford last month, winning unextended by a length and a half.
But Ivanovic made short work of her young opponent and eased to a 6-2 6-3 victory.
Forced to miss Royal Ascot's Queen Mary by a pulled muscle, she made short work of her rivals in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot's King George fixture and has more to offer.
Brian Meehan's filly made short work of her rivals in the Lowther Stakes at York 10 days ago and will contest the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes next.
The Slovakian 20-year-old, ranked 58th in the world, had never reached an WTA final before but made short work of her Chinese opponent, wrapping up a 6-0 7-6 (7/2) victory in 73 minutes.
The Slovakian 20-year-old had never reached a WTA final before but made short work of her Chinese opponent, wrapping up a 6-0 7-6 (7/2) victory in 73 minutes.
SHYRL made short work of her rivals at Catterick and is now set to step back up in class at Goodwood or Maisons-Laffitte.
50 Catterick SP forecast 8-11 Finished second to Saturday's Grade 1 Finale runner-up Chic Name on her British debut at Warwick in November and Alan King's filly made short work of her rivals when winning by 82 lengths at 1-5 in a weak race at Doncaster last month.
30 York SP forecast 5-4 Plenty seemed to know she was smart before her debut in a 6f maiden at Newmarket last month and, after going off a heavily backed 6-5 favourite, she made short work of her rivals to win impressively by six lengths.
Sent off at odds of 4-7, she made short work of her three rivals under apprentice Ahmed Ajtebi, who was riding his fifth winner in total, his fourth for the in-form Clive Brittain yard.
CITRONNADE confirmed her status as one of the best turf fillies in the States as she made short work of her rivals in the Grade 2 Beverly Hill Handicap.