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  • adj. Efficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. dealt with very quickly; to the point


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  • One guy introduced himself saying, "My name is Short And Sweet...that's right, I mean literally--my real name is Short And Sweet." He popped an hors d'oeuvre, then added, "My middle name however happens to be--I Guess You Wonder Why I Have Such A Surprisingly Brief And Abrupt Name." He then wandered off looking for a drink.

    --Jan Cox

    October 17, 2007