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short game

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noun
  1. the aspect of golf considered in relation to the ability of a player to hit medium or short shots, as chip shots, pitch shots, and putts, with accuracy.Compare long game(def 1).
  2. a card game in which not all cards in the pack are dealt before play.Compare long game(def 2).
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Origin of short game

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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