Down To The Short Strokes




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Down To The Short Strokes : Phrases



Meaning:

Approaching the end of a long process.


Example:

Building a house is a long ordeal. Just when you think you are
down to the short strokes, something unexpected comes up.


Origin:

When a golfer begins at the tee, he hits the ball towards the green by driving, or using a long stroke. When the ball is on the green, he must get the ball in the hole by putting - or taking
short strokes.

A painter begins on a clean canvas using large and broad strokes of the brush. As the painting progresses the brush strokes become shorter and finer as detail is filled into the painting.





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