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Short-handed   /ʃɔrt-hˈændəd/   Listen
Short-handed

adjective
1.
Inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc..  Synonyms: short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed.  "Overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"






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"Short-handed" Quotes from Famous Books



... exclaimed, when told that Captain Denham was doing well. "Heaven be praised that he is saved, when so many fine fellows have lost their lives. We were sadly short-handed on board the frigate, or I do not believe this would have happened; but the gale was cruelly against us. Are we the only ones who have escaped ...
— The Heir of Kilfinnan - A Tale of the Shore and Ocean • W.H.G. Kingston



Words linked to "Short-handed" :   inadequate, unequal, short-staffed



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