an otherwise complicated task or victory made relatively easy or quick
My buffalo gun sure made short work of those hound dogs that harranged my cattle at 250 yards!
a quick and easy conquest; describing someone or something that can be defeated with seemingly minimal effort.
"haha, I will make short work of you!" - token cartoon villian from some old animated superhero TV series
The Chicago White Sox made short work of the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series.