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short

informal To give less than (someone) is entitled to receive; to shortchange (someone). They tried to short us on the sale by including a bunch of bogus service charges as a part of the transaction. If you short me again, I'll take my business elsewhere.

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

short

1. n. a small drink of hard liquor or of beer. I’ll have a short and a pack of cigarettes.
2. mod. having to do with a single drink of undiluted liquor. I’ll take mine short, innkeeper.
3. n. a purchase of drugs that counts or weighs out less than the amount agreed upon. You gave me a short. Fix it now, or this thing goes off accidentally in your ear.
4. tv. to give someone less of something than was agreed upon. They shorted us on the last order, so we switched suppliers.
5. n. a car. (Streets.) Man, that’s some short you got!
6. n. the sale of borrowed shares of stock; a short sale. (Securities markets.) There is a lot of covering of shorts this week. After that the market is in for a steady decline.
7. tv. to sell borrowed stock. (Securities markets.) The way the deficit is running, I’d short the whole market.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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