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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'

I remember William Whitelaw introducing his " short sharp shock " regime.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
It's time to visit the stars of the first series to find out how they fared after their short sharp shock in the US.
Sun, News of the World (2005)
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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