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short sharp shock (ʃɔːt ʃɑːp ʃɒk) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (British) a quick, severe punishment   ⇒ a scheme to give young criminals a short sharp shock
  2. an unpleasant shock; a jolt

Example Sentences Including 'short sharp shock'

She searched around town for suitable premises, and when she found what she was looking for, she came in for a short sharp shock.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
Syntec said pressure on interest rates would be resisted before the election but warned of a ` short sharp shock about mid-1996".
Misc (1995)
The justice said he wanted him to have a short sharp shock.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
The short sharp shock , however, did wonders for their sex-life.
Will Buckley THE MAN WHO HATED FOOTBALL (2004)

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