Meaning of “make short work of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make short work of sth" in British English

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make short work of sth


to finish or deal with something quickly:

Well, you certainly made short work of the chocolate cake! There's none left for your dad.

(Definition of “make short work of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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