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short list

a list of those people or items preferred or most likely to be chosen, as winnowed from a longer list of possibilities.
Also, shortlist.
Origin of short list


[shawrt-list] /ˈʃɔrtˌlɪst/
verb (used with object)
to put on a short list. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for short list
  • Recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers is on any short list of simple actions for a cleaner environment.
  • But even this short list will throw up difficulties.
  • The report delves into how the countries currently leading the world got to the top and makes a short list of best practices.
  • The ones that haven't gone down are on a short list that's getting shorter.
  • Here is a short list of common complaints and responses.
  • But any candidate who has no chance of making it to the long short list can be informed quickly.
  • The organizers have a short list of potential business partners and expect to make a final decision by the end of this month.
  • But for those who have no chance of making the long short list, a quick note is a worthwhile professional courtesy.
  • The report authors offer a short list of recommended and non-recommended uses for allergy tests.
  • Alcohol followed on his short list only after ionizing radiation and hormone therapy.
British Dictionary definitions for short list

short list

a list of suitable applicants for a job, post, etc, from which the successful candidate will be selected
verb (transitive)
to put (someone) on a short list
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