make short work of someone

make short work of someone
make short work of (someone/something) to deal with someone or something quickly.

We made short work of the food that was put in front of us.

The boxer made short work of his challenger.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • make short work of someone — make short/light/quick/work of someone phrase to defeat an opponent quickly and easily Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • make short work of something — make short work of (someone/something) to deal with someone or something quickly. We made short work of the food that was put in front of us. The boxer made short work of his challenger …   New idioms dictionary

  • make short work of — (someone/something) to deal with someone or something quickly. We made short work of the food that was put in front of us. The boxer made short work of his challenger …   New idioms dictionary

  • make light work of someone — make short/light/quick/work of someone phrase to defeat an opponent quickly and easily Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • make quick work of someone — make short/light/quick/work of someone phrase to defeat an opponent quickly and easily Thesaurus: to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: work …   Useful english dictionary

  • make short/quick/light work of — 1 : to make it possible for (something) to be done quickly or easily This new snow shovel makes short work of clearing off the driveway. ◇ The expression many hands make light work means that people can do things more quickly and easily when they …   Useful english dictionary

  • short — I [[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ADJECTIVE AND ADVERB USES ♦ shorter, shortest (Please look at category 24 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) ADJ GRADED If something is short or lasts for a short time, it does… …   English dictionary

  • work — [wʉrk] n. [ME werk < OE weorc, akin to Ger werk < IE base * werĝ , to do, act > Gr ergon (for * wergon), action, work, organon, tool, instrument] 1. physical or mental effort exerted to do or make something; purposeful activity; labor;… …   English World dictionary

  • short — short1 W1S1 [ʃo:t US ʃo:rt] adj comparative shorter superlative shortest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(time)¦ 2¦(length/distance)¦ 3¦(not tall)¦ 4¦(book/letter)¦ 5¦(not enough)¦ 6 be short on something 7¦(less than)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work — 1 verb DO A JOB 1 (I) to do a job that you are paid for: Harry is 78, and still working. (+ for): David works for the BBC. | work as a secretary/builder etc: She works as a management consultant for a design company. | work long hours/nights etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”