Grammar Patterns

ADJ on n

The 'short' and 'heavy' group

These adjectives indicate that there is a lot or a little of something in a particular thing, person, or situation.
Dr V was obviously not big on tact.
The picture showed a tubby, beige, balding man, short on muscles and heavy on everything else.
The disgraceful article which appeared on page one, was very heavy on rumour and very light on fact.
  • big
  • heavy
  • light
  • long
  • low
  • short
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