short straw

noun

draw the short straw to be the person (as in drawing lots) to whom an unwelcome task or fate falls

Nearby words

  1. short short story,
  2. short shrift,
  3. short shrift, give,
  4. short splice,
  5. short story,
  6. short subject,
  7. short sweetening,
  8. short time,
  9. short title,
  10. short ton

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