full/short measure

full measure

The entirety or full extent of something. Thankfully, I didn't experience her anger in full measure, despite getting here so late.
See also: full, measure

short measure

Less than the full extent of something. Thankfully, I only experienced her anger in short measure, even though I got here quite late.
See also: measure, short
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full/short ˈmeasure

the whole of something or less of something than you expect or should have: We experienced the full measure of their hospitality.The concert only lasted an hour, so we felt we were getting short measure.
See also: full, measure, short
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