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short and sweet

Brief while still being satisfying or to the point; succinct. I want to keep the meeting short and sweet. The film is short and sweet, telling its story while never outstaying its welcome.
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short and sweet

Cliché brief (and pleasant because of briefness). That was a good sermonshort and sweet. I don't care what you say, as long as you make it short and sweet.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

short and sweet

Satisfyingly brief and pertinent, as in When we asked about the coming merger, the chairman's answer was short and sweet-it wasn't going to happen . This expression was already proverbial in 1539, when it appeared in Richard Taverner's translation of Erasmus's Adagia. Over the years it was occasionally amplified, as in James Kelly's Scottish Proverbs (1721): "Better short and sweet than long and lax."
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

short and sweet

brief and pleasant.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

short and sweet

Satisfyingly brief. Richard Taverner quoted this term as an English proverb back in 1539, and it has been repeated ever since, occasionally with some additions (“Better short and sweet than long and lax,” James Kelly, Scottish Proverbs, 1721; “Short and sweet like an ass’s gallop,” F. K. Purdon, The Folk of Furry Farm, 1914).
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