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short sharp shock  (ʃɔːt ʃɑːp ʃɒk) 



  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


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