- to give somebody/get short shriftthey gave him short shrift when he suggested itshe gave the advisers' recommendations short shriftlo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando lo sugirióthe idea got short shriftdesestimó or desechó de plano las recomendaciones de los asesoreshe got short shrift when he asked for extra helpla idea fue desestimada or desechada de planolo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando pidió ayuda adicional
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.