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A haircut in which the hair is cut short at the back and the sides.‘his hairdresser said tactfully that short back and sides was no longer an unquestioned good thing’
- ‘I don't want anything fancy, just a simple short back and sides, but cut properly.’
- ‘When I had my hair cut yesterday, I asked for short back and sides instead of a style cut.’
- ‘It's not a sensible short back and sides, but he's definitely had a good six inches off the end of his ponytail.’
- ‘Instead, I give a trim and do the complete short back and sides in spring when there is enough new growth to keep things interesting.’
- ‘Thankfully Eamon, sporting a short back and sides, was a rare sign of normality amid this world of mind-boggling hair sculpting.’
- ‘A health check means visiting the doctor's surgery, not casually flicking through Men's Health magazine, while waiting for a short back and sides.’
- ‘He already had the short back and sides and the mousy blonde hair.’
- ‘‘They always say ‘never again’ afterwards,’ attested Margaret as she reached for the mirror to let me bear witness to the short back and sides.’
- ‘Asking Eileen Drewery for a short back and sides wasn't my best move.’
- ‘He was of slim to medium build with short back and sides and dark hair brushed forwards.’
- ‘Until recently long-haired men risked being picked off the street for an obligatory short back and sides.’
- ‘After all, as one of the wealthiest businessmen in New York surely he knows a barber who would give him a proper short back and sides.’
- ‘So now I pay $12 to a butcher in an alley for a neat short back and sides.’
- ‘The well-spoken white male, aged between 30 and 40, and around 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a short back and sides and light brown or blond hair.’
- ‘‘Men still mostly want a short back and sides but I can do the shaved heads that some of them want as well,’ he said.’
- ‘Police then described him as being well-spoken, aged between 30 and 40, with a short back and sides and light brown or blond hair.’
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