verb (used with object)
to put on a short list.
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- short-horned grasshopper,
a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities.
Origin of short list
First recorded in 1925–30
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a list of suitable applicants for a job, post, etc, from which the successful candidate will be selected
verb short-list (tr)
to put (someone) on a short list
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