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short strokes, the

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short strokes, the

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The detailed end of a process: a book tells you all about that thing, gets into all the short strokes

[1980s+; origin uncertain; perhaps the opposite of broad strokes, broad brush; perhaps a reference to the percussive end of the male orgasm, described in one source in 1916 as the short jerks]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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