phrases with adjectives – short

The word ‘short’ as an adjective can mean not very tall or a small length of time. For example:

  • My son is very short for his age. (not very tall)
  • The film was short, it only lasted 80 minutes. (small length of time)

Let’s take a look at some common idioms containing the word ‘short’.

idioms and phrases with adjectives - short
adjective idioms (short) - come up short
adjective idioms (short) - feel short changed
adjective idioms (short) - sandwich short of a picnic
adjective idioms (short) - short on cash