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  1. Anonymous
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    idioms

    could you please explain to me the meaning of the following two idioms with some examples

    - short on one thing and long on another
    - to skip ship or jumb ship


    i really appreciate your help

    Thanks

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    Re: idioms

    - short on one thing and long on another

    This means to have not enough or little of one thing and plenty of another, usually negative:

    He was long on anger and short on charm.

    - to skip ship or jump ship
    to abandon or something that is in trouble

    Many of the best employees jumped ship when the company started having financial difficulties.


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