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    gave short shrift to the back of the house

    The architect made elaborate plans for the entry but gave short shift to the back of the house.
    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/short-shrift--give
    Last edited by sitifan; 19-Mar-2016 at 02:54.

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    Re: solved

    Houses tend to have a front and a back, don't they?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: solved

    Sitifan, note that the phrase is "short shr​ift" not "short shift".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: solved

    And what has your thread title got to do with anything?

    You have been a member long enough to know that

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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