short sharp shock (ʃɔːt ʃɑːp ʃɒk)
- (British) a quick, severe punishment ⇒
a scheme to give young criminals a short sharp shock
- 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.
Syntec said pressure on interest rates would be resisted before the election but warned of a ` short sharp shock about mid-1996".
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.
THE MAN WHO HATED FOOTBALL (2004)
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