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adjective as in understaffed

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That stuff can sometimes be short-handed to "white," but at the speaker's peril.

And because the immigration inspector rejected Kahtani, United Airlines Flight 93 was short-handed on 9/11.

You will be short-handed; I cannot spare enough men from the ships on this station to make up a full complement.

It happened that the College in Beirut was short-handed that year, and in need of an additional teacher.

"And she'll be rather short-handed for men," observed Donovan.

They knew well that we were short-handed just now, and thought to take advantage of us; but hah!

Studding-sails are rather ungainly things to handle in a quickly freshening breeze, if one happens to be at all short-handed.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to short-handed, such as: insufficient, needing help, need of help, and wanting.

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