short order

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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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We suspect when they get to the short-order cook at Denny's, they will have gone too far .
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After that, and before deciding on acting as his chosen career, he was an archaeologist, a schoolteacher, a short-order cook and a bullfighter.
Shortly after arriving on the scene, Toby begins to seduce Ellie with his ersatz entertainment--imitating a "Brazilan mugwump"--while Chino is marginalized and feminized, a short-order cook with an apron flipping burgers.
Powell worked variously as a car hop at the local White Spot restaurant, as a short-order cook at the Big Scoop, and as night manager at Bino's restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown while growing up.
I think it would be successful," says Duffield whose lengthy resume documents 20 years in the hospitality industry as a caterer, short-order cook and chef serving five-star fare at places such as Toronto's prestigious Waterfront Tennis and Squash Club.
Determined to put his old life behind him, he gets a job as a short-order cook and puts his heart into it.
Typically, one cook prepares all the food with the help of a short-order cook and one or two kitchen helpers.
Mommy Gives Herself a "Time Out" in the Bathroom In the circus that is motherhood, today's mom juggles many tasks - everything from ringleader to short-order cook - so it's no wonder that 30 percent of moms surveyed found the most complicated aspect of motherhood was finding more "me" time.
Laying out a traditional yet daring menu, then executing a meal that dazzles from appetizer to dessert, is what truly separates the chef de cuisine from the short-order cook.
Realising he would not succeed as a cabaret artist, he joined talent agency MCA as a junior agent and met Rollins, who was trying to promote short-order cook Belafonte as a folk singer.
Moore played the schlub short-order cook Stanley Moon, and Cook is George Spiggot (really Satan).
Al Pacino is effortlessly natural as the ex-con short-order cook making soulful eyes at unwilling waitress Michelle Pfeiffer in a greasy spoon caf.