short strokes

be in the short strokes

To be in the last or final stages (of something); to be nearly finished (with) or nearing completion (of something). Said especially of that which has been long, arduous, or tedious. Now that we finally got the server online and the app stable, we're in the short strokes of making it available to users. We'll be in the short strokes once the moving van arrives with the last of our stuff from the old house.
See also: short, stroke

short strokes

The last or final stages (of something). Said especially of that which has been long, arduous, or tedious. Now that we finally got the server online and the app stable, we're in the short strokes of making it available to users. We'll be in the short strokes once the moving van arrives with the last of our stuff from the old house.
See also: short, stroke
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Meanwhile speaking to Dawn after the final, a jubilant-looking El Sherbini said: 'I played with a game plan, and that was to engage Farhan in long volleys, as he was very good in short strokes.'
"I polished like a maniac for about 14 hours over the course of a few days with short strokes to remove it," Zane said, and he was successful.
* Using a fabric glue pen, apply the glue along the convex edge in short strokes to prevent the bias edge from stretching.
While all his paintings bear his signature style of bold, short strokes and strong colours, each piece of art tells a unique story.
In just a few short strokes, Egli has created a line of watercolor trees that impresses the crowd.
Raonic's decision to stay back and hit short strokes was fatal as Murray was teeing off on the backhand.
If only in short strokes, the airline is a transport company for our times: digitally native and messianically focused on doing the small things big.
Fill in the shape with a pencil in a shade matching your natural colour, with short strokes in the same direction as your hair 4.
PUMP up your brows by making light, short strokes to fill them in from tops to the tail end.
co.uk NAIL art took a bit of a back seat for autumn, but at Rachel Antonoff, the print-heavy collection was enhanced trio of arty designs - need to be a pro to perfect to create a cute floral motif, a coat of OPI Amore at the then add three short strokes cream at the nail bed to form petals.
Working from center with short strokes, roll pastry into an even 13-in.
This feature allows operators to change from long to short strokes according to their preference and the job at hand.
To get as even as possible, do short strokes right on the line of your lips, then make sure outer corners of lips are joined, by opening the mouth and joining top and bottom inner corners of the lips.
"The results revealed that simply associating a smiley with less transience (coloring with a superfine micro tip, which takes a long time to color, rather than a sharpie, which colors the face in a few short strokes) resulted in people becoming more likely to act their long-term interests and choose an apple as a snack rather than a chocolate," write the authors.