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"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.
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"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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