short list - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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singularshort list
pluralshort lists

or shortlist 

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/ˈʃɔː(r)tˌlɪst/

  1. a list of the people or things that you think could be suitable for a job, prize, team etc, chosen from a larger number of people or things
    on the short list:

    Who is on the short list of candidates for the job?