short list nounplural ∼ lists
[count] : a list of a small number of people or things that have been selected from a larger group and are being considered to receive an award, to get a job, etc. — usually singular ▪ She is on the short list for the Nobel Prize. ▪ The book is on the short list for the National Book Award.
— short–list verb, short–lists; short–list·ed; short–list·ing [+ obj] — usually used as (be) short-listed ▪ He's been short-listed for the position. [=he has been put on a short list for the position] ▪ The novel was short-listed to win the award.