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short order

n.
An order of food prepared and served quickly, as in a diner.

short′-or′der adj.

short order

n
(Cookery) chiefly
a. food that is easily and quickly prepared
b. (as modifier): short-order counter.

short′ or′der


n.
a serving of food that can be quickly prepared, as at a lunch counter.
Idioms:
in short order, quickly; with dispatch.
[1890–95]
short′-or`der, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.short order - an order for food that can be prepared quicklyshort order - an order for food that can be prepared quickly
order - a request for something to be made, supplied, or served; "I gave the waiter my order"; "the company's products were in such demand that they got more orders than their call center could handle"
References in classic literature ?
There amid the steam of vegetables and the vapours of acres of "ham and," the crash of crockery, the clatter of steel, the screaming of "short orders," the cries of the hungering and all the horrid tumult of feeding man, surrounded by swarms of the buzzing winged beasts bequeathed us by Pharaoh, Milly steered her magnificent way like some great liner cleaving among the canoes of howling savages.
All around him Alleyne could hear the stern, short orders of the master-bowmen, while the air was filled with the keen twanging of the strings and the swish and patter of the shafts.
Mr Tinkler, unused to receive such short orders in connection with the fair varnisher, paused.
His mighty strokes bade fair to close up the distance between us in short order, for at best I could make but slow progress with my unfamiliar craft, which nosed stubbornly in every direction but that which I desired to follow, so that fully half my energy was expended in turning its blunt prow back into the course.
What he could guess, however, was that the moment the two officers came within firing distance of the beast they would put an end to him in short order unless something were done and done quickly to prevent.
"It is well," exclaimed the young man, "that you chanced to come hither, for here you will find the means of obtaining service in short order. My father, Vas Kor, is even now with me, having come hither to recruit a force for the new war against Helium."
What I saw took all philosophical speculation out of me in short order.
If a cave man had happened upon it he would have no conception of its meaning or value, and as a consequence it would be lost or destroyed in short order.
But he can't hashhouse Rivera in short order. I know Rivera.