Origin of short list
Definition for shortlist (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for shortlist
The Washington Post also mentioned Lynch and former Associate Attorney General Tony West as candidates on the shortlist.
One example is a design recently named to the shortlist for the 2014 World Architecture Festival awards.
Last week, The Past failed to make the shortlist for the Academy Award for best foreign film, which A Separation won in 2012.The New Auteur of Iran: Asghar Farhadi Reinvents Domestic Drama With ‘The Past’|Jimmy So|December 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The new pontiff gets the nod over a shortlist that included Edward Snowden, Ted Cruz and Bashar al-Assad.
And last week both Reuters and Business Insider ran articles suggesting that Ferguson was on the shortlist.Roger Ferguson Is Wall Street’s Fantasy for Federal Reserve Chairman|Daniel Gross|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for shortlist
verb short-list (tr)
Word Origin and History for shortlist
"to place (someone) on the 'short list' " for advancement or preferment, 1955, from short list (n.) in this sense, which is attested by 1927.