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short-sheet

To make a bed by doubling up the sheets. Typically done as a trick to prevent one from fully stretching out in bed. Whenever the team goes on a road trip, someone's bed inevitably gets short-sheeted. Come on, we're going to short-sheet my brother's bed before he gets home!
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Toilet paper was dunked, food canisters switched, rice and crackers dumped into the short-sheeted bed.
Against all odds, and as an exception to the orphanage's longstanding prohibition, Sharon is allowed to take Badra into her "permanent charge" a circumstance she believes will ensure "no more dead-end giving, no more short-sheeted offers to help; Badra's needs would be hers and hers alone to fill" (123).
He indicated there would probably be lost positions, and the hope was that the courts wouldn't be seriously short-sheeted.
Having a cellular phone in my car has become a burden because I want to immediately call the station and register my objections to the short-sheeted story I have just heard.