One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person of small stature.
- ‘First up is my old friend Stuey who, despite being a bit of a short-arse, has found a young lady who tolerates his many faults.’
- ‘Incidentally, when he attends film premiers he has his ‘people’ build him a small ramp on the red carpet so that when he's photographed next to his leading ladies he doesn't look like such a short-arse.’
- ‘You are most definitely a short-arse.’
- ‘To me that's like saying, ‘Toulouse-Lautrec - what a short-arse,’ and walking straight past the canvases.’
- ‘He is a very cheap character and a short-arse like a lot of them are, puffed up like a turkey.’
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