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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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Said Don Knabe, another county representative: ``We're down to the short strokes .
It was always as it the short strokes that lit the world with small tires kept the night still awake in the mind and the day still lingering in the night air.