Idiom: The short straw
Meaning: If you take the short straw, you lose a selection process, which means that you have to do something unpleasant.Country: International English | Subject Area: Plants & Flowers | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Short shrift
- Take a straw poll
- Last straw
- Man of straw
- Straw that broke the camel's back
- Draw the shortest straw
- A day late and a dollar short
- Straw man
- Straw poll
- Short end of the stick
- Short horse soon curried
- Deep pockets but short arms
- The long and short
- Keep on a short leash
- Cut a long story short
- In the short run
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