short measure


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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

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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The warning follows a survey by Trading Standards officers who bought 100 pints in pubs and wine bars in the city - and discovered 64 were short measures.
Trevor Fenn, a sales and marketing manager, aged 35, from Stourbridge, said: 'It's definitely a good thing as people will know exactly where they stand if they get a short measure.
He says the blight of short measure can be found all over the North-east.
That would add up to 1,000 pints being "saved" through short measure.
Those stifling tactics have become a common theme in recent weeks to combat City's attacking pace and flair and have proved very effective, helped in no short measure by defensive errors.
This is a matter of real regret and owes in no short measure to the way the Liberals leaked the correspondence.
At just 42 minutes it's short measure - but comes at medium price.
Clark Police inspector Terry Ball said: "The result is in no short measure due to the proactivity and involvement of members of the public.
The Serbian tactician has been helped in no short measure by Ghana's victory at the Under-20 World Cup last year, and he has been quick to plunder the youth ranks - with 10 members of that squad named in his party for the African Nations Cup.
HANCOCK (Mail, February 26) raised the subject of short measure in drinks dispensed in the city's pubs and bars.
It concluded that it had become custom for some pubs to serve less than a full pint, with many retailers actually advising staff that it was acceptable to serve up to a five per cent short measure.
The company pleaded guilty to six specimen offences of delivering short measure fuel and using unjust measuring equipment between October 2007 and July 2008, and was fined pounds 18,000 with pounds 6,500 costs.
Tesco Stores Ltd pleaded guilty to six specimen offences of delivering short measure fuel and using unjust measuring equipment between October 2007 and July 2008, when more than 9.
Durham County Council's Trading Standards officers have carried out spot checks on solid fuel traders and found some are giving customers short measure.
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