short 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

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 Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) lodged a 20,000-name petition at Downing Street last year, demanding an end to the short measures.
COSTLY CURVES: After the lipo SHORT MEASURE: Kerry has to leave the waistband of her shorts undone MARRIED STRIFE: Mark Croft is reported to have gone off sex as Kerry expands
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 9.2m litres of fuel were sold.
Forty-one minutes is short measure for a full-price classical CD.
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This bill is in no short measure thanks to your support--your contributions, your calls, your letters, and your commitment.
e council's environmental protection team can't be accused of giving short measure in its criticism, describing Cottage bosses as "unco-operative and confrontational" people.
Record low youth unemployment and a prolonged period of gloom has left that in short measure, but with the University of Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital there is a lot of untapped expertise.
Clark Police inspector Terry Ball said: "The result is in no short measure due to the proactivity and involvement of members of the public."
She said: "This huge leap is in no short measure down to Ross and his team in the kitchen who are doing a superb job.
HANCOCK (Mail, February 26) raised the subject of short measure in drinks dispensed in the city's pubs and bars.
That's down in no short measure to critically acclaimed director of choreography Yanina Fajar.
Durham County Council's Trading Standards officers have carried out spot checks on solid fuel traders and found some are giving customers short measure.
But thankfully there were happier times to come and that is due in no short measure to Sian's younger sister Elaine, who stepped in and gave them a new home.
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