happening or presented for a short period of time: a short-run motion picture.
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fleeting, ephemeral, brief, transitory, temporary, short-term, momentary, evanescent, fly-by-night, fugitive, impermanent, passing, quick, short, transient, fugacious, deciduous, short-haul
Origin of short-run
First recorded in 1935–40
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see under long run.
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