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  1. short shrift

    • n.
      rapid and unsympathetic dismissal; curt treatment;little time between condemnation and execution or punishment.
    • noun: short shrift

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    • 1. rapid and unsympathetic dismissal; curt treatment the judge gave short shrift to an argument based on the right to free speech
    • 2. archaic little time between condemnation and execution or punishment.
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    • IPA[SHôrt SHrift]
    • n.
      rapid and unsympathetic dismissal; curt treatment: the judge gave short shrift to an argument based on the right to free speech

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