short shrift


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short shrift

(formerly) a brief period allowed to a condemned prisoner to make confession
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However, the constituents of the Left Democratic Front, like the Janata Dal (Secular), the Revolutionary Socialist Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Kerala Congress have given short shrift to the youth.
STUART McCALL insists he will continue to brave the elements by giving long trousers the short shrift.
Elsewhere, Ryan is given short shrift when he tries to apologise to Katie.
He'd get short shrift in our house, at least from hubby, who would snooze in an air-tight room if I let him, much to my fury.
WHEN questioned by Andrew Marr about taking money from British American Tobacco, Conservative Kenneth Clarke stated that no-one had asked him to do anything wrong and that if they had he would have given them short shrift.
RYANAIR received short shrift when it threatened British satirical magazine Private Eye with "legal proceedings" unless it handed over pounds 1,000 to the charity Orbis Ireland.
ARSENE WENGER has indicated AC Milan would receive short shrift if they were to make an offer for Arsenal's star striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
CAMBODIA will give short shrift to short a*ses in a bid to compete with the big boys.
So, for example, while Lincoln School of Architecture, the extensions to Keble College Oxford, and a house in Hampstead called The Priory are described and analysed comprehensively, the alterations to the Ashmolean Museum and the various university masterplans get short shrift.
The government hopes that Wal-Mart de Mexico will focus on low-income consumers given short shrift by the large banks.
And yet the most powerful metaphor in the theatrical lexicon, dance, is given short shrift in the contemporary theater.
Consequently, the state has continued to get short shrift from Washington in areas ranging from transportation funds to homeland security.