Meaning of “short time” in the English Dictionary

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"short time" in British English

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

"short time" in Business English

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short timenoun [ U ]

uk us also short-time working UK HR

a situation in which workers work fewer hours or days than usual because there is not much work to do:

on short time Hundreds of people in the company are now on short time.
A few weeks ago several Japanese car factories had to go onto short-time working because they didn't have enough steel.

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