shorthanded
adjective Date: 1794 having, working with, or done with fewer than the regular or necessary number of people

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  • shorthanded — short‧hand‧ed [ˌʆɔːtˈhændd ǁ ˌʆɔːrt ] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES having fewer workers or helpers than you need: • We ll be shorthanded next month as five of my staff will be on holiday …   Financial and business terms

  • shorthanded — {adj.} Understaffed; short on workers. * /With several employees gone for the holiday weekend and two dozen people in line, the rent a car agency suddenly found itself terribly shorthanded./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shorthanded — {adj.} Understaffed; short on workers. * /With several employees gone for the holiday weekend and two dozen people in line, the rent a car agency suddenly found itself terribly shorthanded./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shorthanded — adjective a) Lacking sufficient staff or people, as for normal or efficient operations. The tiny restaurant usually got by with three workers on that shift, but found itself shorthanded when the tour bus pulled in. b) Having fewer skaters on the… …   Wiktionary

  • shorthanded — adj Understaffed; short on workers. With several employees gone for the holiday weekend and two dozen people in line, the rent a car agency suddenly found itself terribly shorthanded …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shorthanded — adjective having fewer helpers or workers than you need: We ll be shorthanded next month as five of my staff will be on holiday …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shorthanded — /ˌʃɔ:t hændɪd/ adjective without enough staff ● We’re rather shorthanded at the moment …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • shorthanded — Synonyms and related words: bare handed, beggarly, empty handed, famished, half starved, ill off, ill equipped, ill furnished, ill provided, impoverished, on short commons, pauperized, poor, short, starved, starveling, starving, underfed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shorthanded — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. understaffed, short. See insufficiency. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking the requisite workers or players: undermanned. See EXCESS …   English dictionary for students

  • shorthanded — short|hand|ed [ˌʃo:tˈhændıd US ˌʃo:rt ] adj having fewer helpers or workers than you need = ↑short staffed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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