We know that we can use "way" as an adverb of emphasis to mean "to a great degree" for example

way too much
way too expensive
way too complicated

My question is does it make sense to use it in such way:

Life is way too short.

I ask because the other adjectives are refereng to excess of something, but "short" is refering to a lack of something.

And if not , what is an alternative to it to mean the same here?

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    As you said, it just emphasizes. You could very well be "way too short" or "way too tall".
    – MorganFR
    Oct 18, 2016 at 14:41

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Life is way too short.

is perfectly acceptable, as is

The kids grow up way too fast, in the blink of an eye.
This movie is way too long, I'm dying of boredom.
That skirt is way too short, it's more like a belt.

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