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English definition of “short and sweet”

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short and sweet

informal
surprisingly short in a way that is pleasing: This morning's lecture was short and sweet.
Translations of “short and sweet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 短得令人高興的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短得令人高兴的…
(Definition of short and sweet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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