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short one

slang A small alcoholic beverage, especially one that is drunk very quickly. I think we have time for a short one before the train leaves. What'll you have? I said I was only going for a short one, but I ended up staying at the bar until 2 AM.
See also: one, short

short one

n. a small or quickly drunk drink of liquor, including beer. (Compare this with tall one.) How about a short one, innkeeper?
See also: one, short