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short order

1. Quickly; see in short order.
2. An order of food to be prepared and served quickly, as in It's just a diner, serving short orders exclusively. This expression, dating from about 1890, gave rise to the adjective short-order, used not only in short-order cook, a cook specializing in short orders, but in other terms such as short-order divorce, a divorce quickly obtained owing to liberal divorce laws.
See also: order, short
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I could do this, be a short order cook,''' he remembers thinking at the time.
The court announced the short order in open court today which had been reserved after hearing arguments of both parties.
After preliminary hearing arguments from both sides, the bench dismissed the pleas by passing a short order, the report added.
Short Order was written and directed by the award-winning director Anthony Byrne.
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which in short order increased revenues well over 10-fold to $900,000 a year.
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LAHORE -- The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) expresses its confidence in the judicial process saying that the short order of the Lahore High Court (LHC) while seeking to rectify procedural matters relating to the establishment and constitution of the Punjab Revenue Authority has declared its existence invalid, which in the absence of a detailed judgment is not entirely clear.
A short order in the case pertaining to the CNG pricing mechanism after two months of hearings in the Supreme Court, was read out by a two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Jawad S.