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be in the short strokes

To be in the last or final stages (of something); to be nearly finished (with) or nearing completion (of something). Said especially of that which has been long, arduous, or tedious. Now that we finally got the server online and the app stable, we're in the short strokes of making it available to users. We'll be in the short strokes once the moving van arrives with the last of our stuff from the old house.
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To create a cute floral motif, start with a coat of OPI Amore at the Grand Canal, then add three short strokes of white or cream at the nail bed to form the petals.
uk NAIL art took a bit of a back seat for autumn, but at Rachel Antonoff, the print-heavy collection was enhanced trio of arty designs - need to be a pro to perfect to create a cute floral motif, a coat of OPI Amore at the then add three short strokes cream at the nail bed to form petals.
The difference of this distinctive priceless handbag is that the inspiration initially came from a seven year old child in China, whose environment-friendly originality channels Van Gogh's magnificent style, and the perfect interpretation of short strokes and beautiful colors that truly expresses the "beautiful world.
Working from center with short strokes, roll pastry into an even 13-in.
This feature allows operators to change from long to short strokes according to their preference and the job at hand.
To get as even as possible, do short strokes right on the line of your lips, then make sure outer corners of lips are joined, by opening the mouth and joining top and bottom inner corners of the lips.
PRO PRECISION Dip a flat, angled liner brush in gel or powder and press into the lash line, connecting short strokes to make an even line with ease.
The best way was to use short strokes of the pen starting at the outside edge, following the basic shape and working in toward the center.
Once hooked, it's a good idea to power that fish away from the reef with quick, short strokes of the rod before you take your time and enjoy the strength of the snapper's fight.
Moreover, around this time he began applying metallic paints (silvers, coppers, golds) to his canvases in short strokes with a trowel, creating radically different surfaces that undulate, quiver even, with reflected light.
Gently brush from the top where the tooth and gum meet, to the bottom of the tooth, in short strokes.
Said Don Knabe, another county representative: ``We're down to the short strokes .
The diminishing groove also lowers the required braking power, with quick damping cycles produced over short strokes.