Meaning of “short-handed” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “short-handed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"short-handed" in American English

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short-handedadjective, adverb

us /ˈʃɔrtˈhæn·dɪd/

not having the usual or necessary number of workers:

We’ve got two people out sick so we’re short-handed today.

(Definition of “short-handed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"short-handed" in Business English

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short-handedadjective

also shorthanded uk us WORKPLACE

not having the usual or necessary number of workers:

The industry heads into this crucial period shorthanded due to a paperwork problem.
leave sb short-handed The state's crackdown on illegal immigration has left farmers short-handed.

(Definition of “short-handed” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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