short and sweet


1. brief and succinct, straight to the point






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I'll keep this short and sweet

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When you keep something short and sweet, you make it as brief as possible while still being effective. This is a popular idiomatic phrase often used before speeches or presentations, to let people know that you will not be taking any more time than is necessary to explain something.

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  1. I know you are all hungry, but the food is about to arrive, so I'll keep this speech short and sweet.
  2. I didn't stay in Dresden very long. The trip was short and sweet.

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  1. I don't want to patronise you with long-winded explanations, so I'll keep this short and sweet. If you have any questions, you can ask them after the presentation.
  2. I know we don't have much time today so I'll make this meeting as short and sweet as possible.

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