A day late and a dollar short - (USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
Cut a long story short - This idiom is used as a way of shortening a story by getting to to the end or the point.
Deep pockets but short arms - Someone who has money but never puts his hand in his pocket to pay for anything has deep pockets but short arms.
In the short run - This refers to the immediate future.
Short end of the stick - If someone gets the short end of the stick, they are unfairly treated or don't get what they deserve.
Short horse soon curried - A convenient and superficial explanation that is normally unconvincing is a short horse soon curried.
Short shrift - If somebody gives you short shrift, they treat you rudely and brusquely, showing no interest or sympathy.
Short-change - If you are short-changed, someone cheats you of money or doesn't give you full value for something.
The place was, in short, a museum.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Styles are short and united at the base with very short stigmas.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
In short, I am a man of the world.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
It is short and decisive.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Shortly, however, the younger people discovered the possibilities of the after-deck.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
But that was short, if not always sweet.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
The days had now become very short, and their journeys grew short in proportion.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
In a short time the boys were duly presented before a gray-haired officer seated at a table placed against the wall of the hut.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
A step far more momentous to him (though then he did not know it) he had taken shortly before.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
To-morrow I will write you another short note, however short.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
SHORT, SHORT STAY, SHORT APEEK.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Again there was a short silence in the still room.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
An unlighted cigar was gripped between his short, stubby fingers.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
He has six short legs, which he well knows how to use; he is a gad-about, a trot-about.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The stems are short and the caps are very meaty.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The probe was fixed for seven, and shortly after that time we set off for the Tonhalle, or concert-hall, in which it was held.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
The other, Jeremiah Mathews, Jerry for short, was short and fat, with a round, cheerful, smiling countenance and a wealth of coarse black hair.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
And the technique of the short story and of the novel are identical as to action; the short story merely involves fewer episodes.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
The ban-officers shortly began their work.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
And the great man had especially said that his time was short.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
He, the lover of your childhood,
Won a bride both good and fair;
Three short years have not yet passed us,
Mary dear--and now you're there.
"Mary's Death" by Nora Pembroke
Then mourn not the decrees of Fate,
That gave his life so short a date;
And I will join my tenderest sighs,
To think that youth so swiftly flies!
"The Dying Kid" by William Shenstone
Our days of hope and youth are past,
Our short-lived joys for ever flown;
And now when Fortune smiles at last,
She finds me cheerless, chilled — alone!
"Too Late" by Richard Harris Barham
Time is Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.
"Time Is" by Henry Van Dyke
Blest thought! He reigns victorious now,
To whom all earth will shortly bow,
Let men below and saints above
Wonder at such stupendous love,
As caused their God to die.
"The Crucifixion" by Mary Weston Fordham
I GIVE you the health of the oldest friend
That, short of eternity, earth can lend,--
A friend so faithful and tried and true
That nothing can wean him from me and you.
"Our Oldest Friend" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Top row (left to right): tarese, speck, biroldi, pastrami short ribs.
WASHINGTON — Shortly before Thanksgiving in 2010, the leaders of the commission President Obama had appointed to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico sat down in the Oval Office to brief him.
Navy finds it falls short in Arctic Ocean .
Because beyond the short-term tax cuts and jobs creation in the bill, about a sixth of it is dedicated to longer-term projects.
Goldman Sachs Shorted Greek Debt After It Arranged Those Shady Swaps.
In spite of what some politicians see as short-term political and diplomatic costs, my findings suggest targeted killings are an effective counterterrorism strategy in the long run.
Across the Corn Belt, topsoil moisture was rated mostly very short to short in Missouri (99% very short to short), Nebraska (96%), Illinois (95%), and Iowa (91%).
Was canceled by Comedy Central, Netflix is in discussions with the show's producers about possibly getting Lieutenant Dangle back into his short shorts for more episodes.
Ben mentioned a problem with an electrical upgrade at his house that involved wires that were just too short, which, as we know, leads to an electrical short.
The long and short of it is the long putter will be short-lived.
To ease you into a short work week, here's a short primer on the rumors surrounding what Apple may have up its sleeve, and what it may be up against.
In conjunction with NAR, include in sponsored short sale legislation a safe harbor for servicers and lenders that will protect them from liability to investors when they approve a short sale.
Each week on Selected Shorts, great actors from stage, screen and television bring short stories to life.
A Celebration of the Short Story is a one-hour weekly program featuring readings of short fiction by classic and emerging writers read by top Broadway and Hollywood actors.
10-2-12: Short Sales Falling Short.
Simulated kinetics of the double-input FFL, with short X1 stimulus followed rapidly by a short X2 stimulus pulse.
Topological Generalizations of network motifs
The root is short if j < r.) The where θ is a highest long or short root of one case left to consider is when i > ak is not a multiple of ak .
Constructing Graded Lie Algebras
Next, we shall study the effect of shorting a shorted operator.
Bilateral Shorted Operators and Parallel Sums
However, while it is bounded it is not short due to the long relation (zu)p+1 = 1 (note that us can be made short using (3.3)).
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
Note that ‘a.e. ω ’ is short for ‘P-almost every environment ω ’, and ‘a.s.’ is short for ‘P almost surely’.
Logarithmic speeds for one-dimensional perturbed random walk in random environment
The last two operators (the “short” operator insertion and the “short-cut”) differ, however, from the BMN construction in the KW model.
On the pp-wave limit and the BMN structure of new Sasaki-Einstein spaces
So, a short path between p and q has to be caused by a short path connecting a vertex in P to a vertex in Q which is internally disjoint from P ∪ Q.
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
Figure 9 shows the relevant components of the 0ν 2β matrix elements as a function of gpp in large basis, and including short range correlations, which will be shortly discussed below.
Overconstrained estimates of neutrinoless double beta decay within the QRPA
Recall that the embedding φ : E (1, 6) ֒→ K (1, 6) respects the short grading of both algebras with respect to the same short subalgebra.
Simple Jordan conformal superalgebras
We assume that a short HDP always occurs regardless of its VDP and extend it to the entire horizontal line including the short HDP.
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
In particular, according to estimates (26) the growth rate of those moderately-short waves is expected to be much larger than that (see Eqs. (20)) for the Miles short waves.
An asymptotic model for the Kelvin-Helmholtz and Miles mechanisms of water wave generation by wind
Short transient times and short period cycles limit exploration of the medium by the walker.
The influence of memory in deterministic walks in random media: analytical calculation within a mean field approximation
He could not assign short code words to every single letter — there simply are not enough short code words to go around.
The transmission sense of information
The nonlocal kernel itself describes a short-distance attractive interaction, because the disorder average [ eG(z1, z2 )] is a short-ranged function in |z1 − z2 | characterized by the typical localization length.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
We say that an edge e ∈ E (Kn,p ) is short if ℓ(e) ≤ (cid:22) 1 − δ 2ε(1 + δ) (cid:23) (and is long otherwise), and that v ∈ V (Cn,p ) \ V (Kn,p ) is useless if it is contained in a path corresponding to a short edge (and is useful otherwise).
On the spread of random graphs