Meaning of “short shrift” in the English Dictionary

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"short shrift" in British English

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short shriftnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌʃɔːt ˈʃrɪft/ us /ˌʃɔːrt ˈʃrɪft/

If you get or are given short shrift by someone, you are treated without sympathy and given little attention:

He'll get short shrift from me if he starts complaining about money again, now that I know how much he earns!

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

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