John and I know each other so well at this point and he knows the character of Joan so well that we have a shorthand.
Brands are a shorthand—a symbol of safety, accountability, quality, fairness, and distinction.
“Judicial activist” is just shorthand for ideological disagreement.
That serves as shorthand for Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche.
The shorthand, of course, will be that Obama is moving to the center for 2012.
He was very pious, a great attender of sermons of the best preachers, which he took down in his shorthand.
But you don't suppose I took notes in shorthand of what we said to each other, do you?
I went to the business-college and learned book-keeping, and afterward I learned typewriting and shorthand.
You could have taken it all down in shorthand, and not a word to alter.
When one carves an explanation in hard granite it is apt to be done in shorthand, as it were.