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short haul

1. adjective (typically hyphenated and used before a noun) Of, covering, or requiring only a short distance or period of time. I've found that it's actually cheaper to fly into Seattle and then catch a short-haul flight up to British Columbia from there.
2. noun A rather short distance. The bus will take us most of the way to grandma's house, and then it's just a short haul from the station.
3. noun A short length or period of time. Congress approved funding to cover the country's debt for the short haul, but a more permanent solution will have to be reached before the December 31 deadline.
See also: haul, short
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

short haul

see under long haul.
See also: haul, short
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.
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