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    Default small built, a little short of pretty

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the meaning of the phrases "built small" and "just a little short of pretty" in the following sentence.

    A young woman, built small and just a little short of pretty, was sitting directly across from him.

    Does the phrase "built small" imply that she was short and slim?
    And does the phrase "just a little short of pretty" means hat she was almost pretty?

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    Default Re: small built, a little short of pretty

    Yes, you have the meaning exactly right!

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    Default Re: small built, a little short of pretty

    Quote Originally Posted by cclaff View Post
    Yes, you have the meaning exactly right!
    Thank you very much, cclaff.

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