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To get or draw the short straw means to be chosen for something no one wants.
Poor guy. He drew the short straw this time. I'm glad I don't have to do it.
by rtilley October 15, 2013
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
cooking with fire is lindy
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A particularly inept student-teacher or teaching assistant; a reference to "drawing the short straw."
Wow, Toby is definitely a short straw. I can't wait until he leaves!
by Golf Delta Delta March 16, 2009
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