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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   ⇒ I think that people have got to have a short sharp shock and be told just how bad things are.

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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